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Fedora Infrastructure is looking to setup a private eucalyptus cloud instance in 2012. This cloud instance will be used in a number of ways to benefit Fedora. We evaluated a number of cloud technologies and decided (at least for now) on eucalyptus as the best fit for our needs.

Why Eucalyptus

  • Open Source
  • Active Community
  • Deployable now
  • Instances can be VLAN private so they cannot interfere with each other.

Use cases

  • Fedora QA may use instances with it's AutoQA setup. Instances would be created, tests run and destroyed.
  • Infrastructure Development hosts may be moved to this cloud. These instances could possibly be 'on demand' when development needs to take place.
  • Infrastructure Staging hosted may be moved to this cloud. Some of these may be 'always on' and some may be on demand.
  • Chainbuilding / Kopers may use this cloud to build chains of packages that are not yet in Fedora and thus cannot be build via scratch builds in the existing buildsystem. This may be open to Fedora contributors or restricted to a subset such as packagers.
  • Test instances may be used for testing new tech or applications as a proof of concept before persuing a RFR.


  • Need a way to easily provision new instances with limited admin intervention. Looking at ansible for this task.
  • Would like to be able to create images via kickstart and normal install/deployment methods if needed.
  • Hardware needs to be ordered and installed.
  • Public IP addresses need to be made available.
  • Would be nice to get full EPEL packages to deploy with.

Implementation overview / timelines

2012-04 - Hardware is being determined and finalized.

2012-05 - Initial hardware setup and install

2012-06 - Initial use cases setup and tested

2012-07 - Announce availability and collect more use cases.

2012-08 - Evaluate load and expansion needs.