stoney cloud: Demo-System Installation
The stoney cloud builds upon various standard open source components and can be run on commodity hardware. The Demo-Node installation consists of one node with the following software-stack installed:
- The Linux kernel based virtualization technology.
- An OpenLDAP Directory Server for the storage of the stoney cloud user and service related data with the web based management VM-Manager interface and the Linux kernel based virtualization technology.
The following items and conditions are required to be able to install and configure a stoney cloud environment:
- A dedicated server which fulfils the following requirements:
- 64-Bit Intel with VT-Technologie (AMD is not tested at the moment, but it should work).
- 8 Gigabyte Memory (more is better).
- 130 Gigabyte up to 2 Terabyte disks (for the first RAID-Set, the 2 Terabyte restriction applies).
- For the mass storage (where the virtual machines are stored) we recommend a second RAID-Set configured as RAID6-Set with battery backup.
- One physical Ethernet Interfaces.
During the installation of the Gentoo Linux operating system, the first physical Ethernet Interface ist automatically configured with DHCP. This means, you need a working DHCP Server. The virtual machines running on the stoney cloud Demo-System are NATed. This means, you can not access the virtual machines from externally.
Choose 1) FOSS-Cloud Installer: default boot options
Set the desired keymap. The following example works for the German speaking part of Switzerland: 46 (de_CH)
Start the Installation
Start the actual installation by typing: yes
Choose the Single-Node Installation
Choose the Single-Node Installation by typing: 2
You'll need to select a SCIS, SATA, PATA or virtual disk. The following installation in done in a virtualized environment, therefore we choose the virtual disk: vda
If you type yes, you'll be deleting all the existing data on the chosen disk: yes
The installation proceeds with the partitioning of the disk and the installation of the operating system:
You can ignore the message "Error: /dev/vda: unrecognised disk label" as this is normal for a first installation in a virtual disk.
Now we configure the network. In this example, we only have one network interface: eth0
We choose the automatic DCHP configuration: yes
Now we can reboot the system:
To skip checks, type no when asked:
Do you want to start the installation? yes or no?: no
Then manually restart the stoney cloud installer with the desired options. For example
-c: Skip CPU requirement checks -m: Skip memory requirement checks -s: Skip CPU and memory requirement checks