How to Install a FOSS Cloud and Deploy Virtual Machines

by January 13, 2016 1 comment

While installing the Foss cloud, you get two options: Standard or Demo server installation. In Standard installation,  each node is on a different server but in the demo installation mode, all nodes are on a single server. Here, for testing purpose, we are going to install demo server.

Step1: Choose single server installation in the first window.

Step 2: Choose the network interface: eth0

Step 3: Choose domain name: e.g. foss-cloud.org and a free static IP address in your home network, for instance: 192.168.1.100

Step 4: Choose the broadcast IP address, gateway and DNS resolver

Step 5: Confirm all entries, and once installed reboot your system.
Installing the virtual machine
Step 1:
After installation, it will show you  an IP Address. Put it in your browser to access your administrator page. The default user credentials are user: admin and password: admin. For root login – username- root and password – password.

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Step 2:
The first screen after login shows many options to install and deploy any virtual machine. To install a virtual machine click on Virtual Machine-> Upload ISO File option and upload the bootable ISO file. Here, we are going to upload Linux Elementary OS ISO.

Step 3:
Once you uploaded the file, create VmTemplate. In this option you are basically configuring your virtual machine’s storage location, CPU, Memory, Node etc. Here, you will find single nodes and VM pool in respective options because everything  was installed at the single server.

Step 4:
Now, click on VMTemplates  and you will see a template which you have created in step 4. To start your machine go to Run action Tab and click on the green arrow. Under status tab, it shows the running text with the green circle which shows that your machine is running without any errors. To view your virtual machine click on a blue square box under Action Tab.

Step 5:
To View your virtual machine you have to download spice client tool. The download link can be found under the Links option. After downloading the application, click on the blue square to view machine. When you click on it, the browser will pop-up for launching the application.

Step 6:
If the application does not launch automatically, launch it manually by entering the link and password in the Remote viewer tool which you will see in the pop-up message.

Step 7:
Once it connects, enter the password which was given in the link and click OK.

Step 8:
Finally you will able to view and control your virtual machine.

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  1. theo
    #1 theo 28 July, 2016, 15:40

    Hello. Thank you for your tutorial, it’s pretty clear and it helped me a lot .
    I am a student in informatqieu and I have a duty which concerns Foss CLoud and deployment .
    I managed to installed Foss Cloud 1.3.1 on an AMD Laptop . but I could only install the VMs on Linux.
    with Windows VM, in installation process the virtual disk storage can not be found.
    but I did create 2 different correct profiles for every type of Vm. Can you help me?

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