Condor Cloud provides an IaaS cloud implementation using Condor and the Deltacloud API.
- Name: Ian Main
- Email: <email@example.com>
- Targeted release: Fedora 16
- Last updated: 2011-07-11
- Percentage of completion: 90%
Condor Cloud provides an IaaS cloud implementation based on Condor using deltacloud (http://deltacloud.org) as the front end to control the cloud. It supports multiple hosts/nodes, caching of images on each node for quicker startup, and copy on write (COW) image files so the images do not need to be copied per-instance. It uses libvirt/KVM to launch instances on the hosts and is fairly configurable.
Benefit to Fedora
Condor Cloud would give Fedora a relatively easy to setup, robust cloud IaaS solution.
The cloud itself is all up and running. The deltacloud driver would have to be merged with upstream codebase. We will also need to create a package for the configuration and scripts needed to set up condor as the backend to deltacloud.
How To Test
You will need to install the Condor package and then get the source from:
There is an INSTALL document in the source, you can see it here:
Once it is an RPM it will just be a matter of installing the deltacloud RPM (with condor cloud driver) and the condor-cloud rpm. The latter will add configuration entries and scripts to allow you to set up condor as a cloud provider.
This cloud could be used directly by end users via the Deltacloud API. It can also be used as a backend for Aeolus, although there is some testing/integration work to be done on the Aeolus side.
condor RPM deltacloud RPM condor-cloud RPM (yet to be made).
Mostly we depend on getting the deltacloud driver upstream. I have posted the git repo location to the list and am awaiting review for acceptance. I have talked to David Lutterkort and it sounds like it will not be a problem.
None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.
An in-progress design document:
- Condor Cloud is an IaaS cloud implementation built behind deltacloud (http://deltacloud.org).