The cloud.com Test
Some tips for the installation:
- Internet connection without proxy required, to bypass this problem read this article.
- You need an NFS Server to configure the second storage; you can also use an iscsi for primary.
- Web server required to upload file.
The steps needed to start this test are:
1) Configure the first and second storage (for this task I’ve added an nfs export from my Freenas Virtual Server).
2) Add an ISO image of Windows 7 Pro (uploaded via http).
3) Configure a public IP range for the default zone.
These are the screenshots of the Virtual Machine creation wizard; I’ve used a Windows 7 Pro Italian ISO and assigned a 2 x 2GHz CPUs with 2GByte RAM and 20GByte Hard Disk:
This is the VM Created:
and these are screenshot from the cloud.com web remote desktop interface:
Defining a security group with the RDP protocol and assigned to the VM
I’ve gained the access to my virtual infrastructure in a minute
Everything seems to be fine but sometimes you have error without an easy way to understand what is going wrong.
The VM has good performance but the RDP is too slow; I’ve to check but probably there are some settings about the virtual router (automatically created by the software from CentOS template) that is wrong.
This is a very simple way to build a shared virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and also the administrative portal for the single virtual domain seems to be easy and ergonomic.
A good point to start your internal cloud infrastructure but I think you need the commercial version to build your cloud infrastructure service 😉