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Old 06-26-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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hi there


Hello everyone,

I have a number of questions related to Ubuntu and private cloud: Meanwhile, I would be working on cloud computing for my Comp. Sc. undergrad final year project soonest..

1. Can any one give me suggestions what are the things to be done after installing ubuntu to deploy a privatre cloud.

2. My computer is running 32bit Intel CPU, is there any way I could possibly install 64bit Ubuntu/Fedora OS on VM installed on this very 32bit computer?

3. what are the other software applications that I need to install on ubuntu to enable me create my own private cloud and the guideline if possible.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-26-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. Please note, subject titles like "hi there" are very non descriptive and don't give us any idea of what your question is about. Please review the site FAQ for more information on how to write a good question.

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I have a number of questions related to Ubuntu and private cloud: Meanwhile, I would be working on cloud computing for my Comp. Sc. undergrad final year project soonest..
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1. Can any one give me suggestions what are the things to be done after installing ubuntu to deploy a privatre cloud.
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3. what are the other software applications that I need to install on ubuntu to enable me create my own private cloud and the guideline if possible.
With no disrespect intended, based upon your other posts, I really get the impression that you are still in the process of learning Linux and trying to familiarize yourself with managing an Ubuntu installation. Your efforts to install applications like a mail server, and a cloud server are certainly commendable. These are not simple tasks by any stretch of the imagination and in order to perform these tasks you need to first become fluent with Linux, installing and configuring applications, and working with the command line tools. At the same time, a solid understanding of how to use a database and knowledge of SQL programming is almost a must. I am wondering if this project may be a little too much for you to try and tackle as your senior project and perhaps you should work with your adviser and/or instructor to come up with something more suited to your skill level?

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My computer is running 32bit Intel CPU, is there any way I could possibly install 64bit Ubuntu/Fedora OS on VM installed on this very 32bit computer?
It depends. More specific information on the CPU would be required. From what I recall in reading and studying Linux Kernel configuration, some "32 bit CPUs" do support the 64 bit instruction set. See this for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64
 
Old 07-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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How can I proceed to build a private Cloud Environment that deploys IaaS?

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With no disrespect intended, based upon your other posts, I really get the impression that you are still in the process of learning Linux and trying to familiarize yourself with managing an Ubuntu installation. Your efforts to install applications like a mail server, and a cloud server are certainly commendable. These are not simple tasks by any stretch of the imagination and in order to perform these tasks you need to first become fluent with Linux, installing and configuring applications, and working with the command line tools. At the same time, a solid understanding of how to use a database and knowledge of SQL programming is almost a must. I am wondering if this project may be a little too much for you to try and tackle as your senior project and perhaps you should work with your adviser and/or instructor to come up with something more suited to your skill level?


It depends. More specific information on the CPU would be required. From what I recall in reading and studying Linux Kernel configuration, some "32 bit CPUs" do support the 64 bit instruction set. See this for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64
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As you rightly observed, I am actually in the process of learning Linux. It has rather become imperative that at this stage of my study as a Computer science student, that I must be familiar and acquainted with the use of Linux, which is what I'm currently doing. It's even more so, given the fact that I will starting off with my final year project by the end of next month, August, in which case I have propose to take on a topic on a private computing cloud that would either provide IaaS or PaaS in a Lab environment.

However, given my skill level at this initial stage, this task may seem a little too much but it's possible that I could perfectly accomplish it well. This is why I have come onto this forum to meet those that I feel are better disposed of with the knowledge of Linux and Cloud Computing and as well as to get tips on what to keep in place in order to be able to accomplish my project because I believe there are people on this forum who had worked on a similar project before me.

My achievement so far on this vein:
By now, I have had Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) server installed on a VMware player and also peppermint-2 OS installed on a VirtualBox VM, all running on the same 32bit host OS.

Other attempts:
I had made some attempt to install some application such as Eucalyptus on the UEC server but didn't work.
I had also tried to insatll CloudStack OS but appeared to have been limited my hardware deficiency, 32bit.

I would highly appreciate Any piece of information you would be able to assist me with on 'How I can proceed to build a private Cloud Environment that deployes IaaS' .

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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For a better response, change the title of your thread so that it tells something about your problem and thereby attracts the interest of a member with some knowledge of the subject.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
Old 07-03-2011, 10:48 AM   #5
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Hello Foremost,

I've read your posts at LQ, I can understand that it is important for you to get these things working. But how does it come that you have to learn everything within a few weeks where other people need years or at least several month to learn.

Linux and any related programs are documented very well. I'd suggest that you read the documentation. This will enable you to ask specific questions here at LQ and then we can help you (hopefully ).

And as for all newbies: ask one question in one thread and show us what you've achieved so far. Or should I say: "...didn't work..." is no question.

Markus
 
Old 07-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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One can use qemu to emulate a 64 bit system.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 12:47 PM   #7
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I too tried making private cloud using UEC .. Please specify if you have multiple PCs or you trying running cloud from a single PC.
To run UEC effectively you need at least 2 PCs. One of the PC must have a VT-x enabled processor. RAM greater than 1 GB would be great.
There is a guide link here might help you.


Yes you can easily configure Vmware workstation to run 64bit OS as guest on 32 bit . Remember you need more RAM for 64 guests
 
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