Well we hackers can’t live without our machines and that’s so true. Recently I have been playing with EBS volumes in Eucalyptus but was not able to make it work on Centos 5.4 with XEN more information can be found here. Then I thought to give it a try on our KVM + Fedora 12. But wait a minute we need more than 1 machine to try EBS volume. Hmm, just gave it a thought and remembered that I have another laptop with me at home. My brother’s new DELL laptop which is only having Windows 7 and nothing else. He doesn’t like anyone else to install any other OS on it so I thought of putting Fedora 12 inside VMware and finally after doing that I started my hacking experiment.
I have been running my Eucalyptus private cloud on a single laptop till now and knew that I can’t use brother’s laptop as node because it has windows 7 and fedora 12 was running inside VM. So I started installing eucalyptus 1.6.2 on that VM via source and finished eucalyptus as well euca2ools installation. Created that VM as the head running Cloud controller, cluster controller, storage controller and walrus. Next I switched to my laptop from scratch installed eucalyptus and configured it to run as node. My laptop is super cool. It’s been 4 years I have had this machine but the good thing it has the special processor flags which gives VT support so that I can run fully virtualized VM in KVM (kvm_intel).