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How to install Aeolus-GUI

Aeolus is a cloud management platform for Fedora. With Aeolus, you can run and deploy virtual machines locally as well as with cloud service providers. Aeolus is free and open source, mostly written in the language Ruby. For more information about the aeolus project, visit [1]. It should be noted that Aeolus is made up of many different individual applications - conductor, recipe, etc.

Aeolus-GUI is a graphical desktop client that makes it more familiar to use. Github repository: [2]

Step 1. Install Aeolus

Aeolus-GUI currently requires a local instance of the Aeolus conductor. Remote support is not supported yet.

If you haven’t insalled aeolus, type in the following terminal command:

  • sudo yum install aeolus-all

Follow all on-screen prompts - such as entering your password, typing Y and then enter to confirm the installations..

Step 2. Configure Aeolus

After installing Aeolus successfully, type in the following command:

  • sudo aeolus-configure

This is the Aeolous Recipe. It configures Aeolus with a set of default settings, and sets it up so it can be used with Amazon EC2. No user input is required, and you will get quite a bit of text output which is normal.


Step 3. Building aeolus-gui

Aeolus-gui currently requires git (this is used to clone the source of aeolus-gui) and qt-devel/qt-creator (Qt is a graphical UI framework). Install those two with the following command:

  • sudo yum install git qt-devel qt-creator


After installing the dependencies, use git to clone the latest source:


This will create a folder called Aeolus-gui. Navigate to that folder with the cd command.

  • cd Aeolus-gui

Also, if you don't have gcc-c++ then you'll need to install that too:

  • yum install gcc-c++

This is so you can compile c++ code. Next, run the following commands:

  • qmake-qt4 *.pro
  • make

If make returns with no errors, continue to step 4. qmake-qt4 has no console output.

Step 4. Launching Aeolus-gui

You're almost there! Just type in ./Aeolus (in the same directory) to launch it.



The default username and password is admin and password.