[one-users] Prerequisite Concern about OpenNebula!

Tino Vazquez tinova at fdi.ucm.es
Mon Nov 2 07:01:02 PST 2009

Dear Sok,

In order to install OpenNebula you just need servers connected with an
ethernet network, not some cluster middleware. OpenNebula is an
infrastructure tool, so you need to have (or acquire) infrastructure
knowledge in order to correctly use it.

Almost all the answers to your questions are detailed in the
documentation, please read carefully [1] where all the requirements to
install opennebula are mentioned. If after reading there are still
unclear concepts or terminology, please come back and we will do our
best to clarify them. Be aware that we can provide support for
OpenNebula, but we will delegate questions about surrounding
technologies (KVM, Linux distros, etc) to the folks responsible, since
they are much better prepare to answer them.



[1] http://opennebula.org/doku.php?id=documentation:rel1.4:plan

Constantino Vázquez, Grid Technology Engineer/Researcher:
DSA Research Group: http://dsa-research.org
Globus GridWay Metascheduler: http://www.GridWay.org
OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine: http://www.OpenNebula.org

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Sok Chuob <chuob.sok at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all the members,
> I have tried to implement OpenNebula for a couple weeks already but still
> not successful implemented. Anyway, I'm here not to mention about my
> problems because I have read some other posts that has the same problem as
> me and still couldn't solve my problems. Well, I am doing master course. I
> study at Korea Aerospace University (in Korea). I'm interesting on Cloud
> Computing. Currently, I'm interesting on OpenNebula, so I want to implement
> and experience about it. But I have some doubt, so please can anyone help
> me:
> Why do we need Clustering for OpenNebula?
> If it is really important for OpenNebula, what kind of clustering
> architecture do I need before implement OpenNebula?
> Is it a disk-less clustering or dependent machines that already have their
> own operating system installed before joining the cluster?
> Is there any middle-ware for this clustering?
> What is the appropriate operating system for OpenNebula?
> Why do we need NIS?
> Does OpenNebula requires VT process because for example KVM need a VT
> processor in order to load the kvm_intel module?
> For example, if I decide to use KVM, does KVM must be installed in all the
> nodes (front-end and cluster nodes)?
> What I was so wondering is in the red text of this sample virtual machine
> template:
> CPU        = 1
> MEMORY= 128
> OS          = [kernel="/path-to-kernel" (Where do I get this kernel? Is it
> my front-end computer's kernel or what?), initrd="/path-to-initrd (which
> computer's initrd file from my clustering that I need to mention here?)",
> boot=hd (What should I put here?) ]
> DISK       = [ source="/path-to-image-file" (How can I create this image
> file?), target=hda (what is this target?) ]
> NIC         = [mac="xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx"]
> I'm looking forward to get the answers and comments.
> Regards,
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