This tip will come in handy when needing to figure out what link to use for downloading the right SystemVM for you environment. This especially useful during the installation and setup phase. I have posted a couple of installation processes and this was not included but take this in consideration given things change rapidly with open source software.
If you or your customers use the cloudstack management UI primarily when working with the cloud infrastructure and/or instances, there’s some pleasant fixes and functionality. CloudStack 4.2 brings a lot of changes but I wanted to point out a few of the notable ones in the UI.
CloudStack 4.2 is ready for release but the site has not updated so that you can just update your repo and install or upgrade so in this post I’ll go thru the process I use to compile from source. You can use this process for other versions but some things may change. You could also follow the process on the Apache Cloudstack documentation website but this is a slim down version to get you quickly moving with 4.2.
I ready for CloudOpen and LinuxCon this year in New Orleans. It’s a bit funny I was just in New Orleans not long ago for TechEd 2013. There’s a lot ahead but here are some of the things I’m looking forward to.
If you’ve wanted to access one of the cloudstack system vm’s but couldn’t find out how well this is your lucky day.
So for this post I decided to do a video showing what to do after the you’ve completed the initial steps. It only shows the process for creating a Zone with all it’s required resources like storage and hosts. The video was done using version 4.0 but it works for 4.1. The only difference is that the UI has had some nice updates and visual touches to it.
I thought I’d continue on this topic for those who may be having different issues for the cloudstack-agent not starting. First thing you should do is check your logs and in one case I was able to reproduce this issue.
Before adding your hosts in the cloudstack manager you need to pressed the system vm template. This does not go over the process for setting up the storage backend (NFS).
If you have installed the cloudstack agent and it will not start you may be seeing these errors.