OpenNebula: Components


OpenStack has some main components: Interfaces & API, Groups and Users, Networking, Storage, Hosts and Clusters. Interfaces & API. The two main interfaces for interaction with OpenNebula are the Command Line Interface (CLI) and the Graphical User Interface (GUI). The Graphical User Interface is also known as “Sunstone”. OpenNebula offers different APIs for Developers to extend the functionality or built on top of OpenNebula. These APIs are currently available as Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs and OCCI Implementation. Groups and Users. OpenNebula allows different groups and users. It is also possible to integrate with different services such as LDAP and Microsoft’s Active Directory. Multi-tenancy is possible by default, which eases billing and accounting. OpenNebula comes with the following standard users: administrators, regular users, public users and service users. Administrators are in charge of administrative tasks within OpenNebula, regular users can use the functionality of OpenNebula in the self-service Portal. Public users are restricted users that may only use a subset

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OpenNebula: Overview


This post is part of the Open Source Cloud Computing series. For an Overview, please click on the Tag. OpenNebula is an open source Software for Infrastructure as a Service Solutions, which started as a research project in 2005. The first public release was available in 2008. Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuse currently support OpenNebula. The project is funded by European Institutions. OpenNebula provides Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) APIs, as well as OGF OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface) APIs. OpenNebula also provides a self-service Portal to their users. OpenNebula has several third-party tools for Software Stack automation and it is easy to integrate a marketplace for applications in OpenNebula platforms. Administrators have their own portal, which is called “Sunstone”, and OpenNebula provides a Unix-inspired command line interface (CLI). OpenNebula Marketplace allows virtual appliances to be managed and run in OpenNebula environments. Billing is basically easy as there is a fine-grained accounting and monitoring system available. Account

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Open Source Cloud Computing Platforms


In the next blog posts, I will describe some major Open Source Cloud Computing platforms. I will cover the 4 major platforms, including: OpenStack Eucalyptus OpenNebula CloudStack This series will run alongside the self service IT series. By the end of the series, I will compare these 4 platforms with the self service attributes I will evaluate during the series. So keep on reading all of them 🙂