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Installing Eucalyptus 3.1 using FastStart 3.1.2 in under 30 minutes!

Today, October 26, 2012 Eucalyptus launched a new / updated version of the FastStart installer. FastStart is a self-contained installer for Eucalyptus. You download a single ISO, burn to a CD or DVD and have everything needed to install Eucalyptus in various configurations.

The standard installation would include 2 machines, one “Front-End” machine and 1 or more node controllers. This is a great way to do a simple POC or proof of concept.

Also supported is a “Cloud-in-a-Box” or a configuration that is completely installed on a single machine. Cloud-in-a-Box can even be installed in a single virtual machine. Blog post coming shortly.

Download here:

Also please view the documentation here:

Note: Total installation time for CLC and NC is about 25 minutes

In the following 2 part video series we will install Eucalyptus using FastStart. A “Front-End” or CLC and a “Node Controller” or NC will be installed.

Install Eucalyptus 3.1 using FastStart – Part 1 – NC Install  (4:21 mins)


Install Eucalyptus 3.1 using FastStart – Part 2 – CLC Install  (6:47 mins)

2 Responses to Installing Eucalyptus 3.1 using FastStart 3.1.2 in under 30 minutes!

  1. sp says:

    hello paul

    ur installation videos are very helpful and clear.
    In the installation of the node controller u have taken the option as manual and u said we have to give the IP address,gateway and DNS server.Now we r going to work with two laptop(one is mine and another is my freinds) both are 64 bit .So when installing IP,DNS and Gateway for the laptops ,whether i need connect thru wifi and what should be the value of IP,DNS and Gateway.Do help me as i am stuck up with it

  2. Paul Weiss says:


    Thank you for the kind words. What is the purpose of the second machine? Is it to add capacity?

    If so, are you installing FastStart in a virtual machine? If yes, you will have to put the virtual machines on a network that is shared between the two machines. I would not use wifi. It’s best to use a physical network.

    I hope this helps.


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