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Work on the fork of the Interactive Cloud OS
2014-04-11 ,

The Interactive Cloud OS isn’t dead!

The work is going on and I will publish a new version with OpenStack Havana as soon as possible. Currently I set up all needed infrastructure, needed for creating the distribution. As the Interactive Cloud OS was OpenSource before, it will remain OpenSource. But this time, the infrastructure will be OpenSource too! I’ll publish some code soon…

While forking the Interactive Cloud OS, the name changed to “Cloudversity Core OS”. This is a strategy change, but won’t purpose any change in the functionality or behavior of the OS.

I’m very open for all kind of contributions! So feel free to contact me, if you like to contribute to the project… just write an email to wolf@os-forge.net

More information will follow soon!

Have a nice day! :-)


[Anleitung] Installation eines minimalen Debian Server-Systems
2014-03-02 , ,

Sie wollen ein minimales Server-System auf Debian-Basis aufbauen? Ohne unnötige Pakete?

Über den Expert-Mode können Sie ein solches System installieren. Normalerweise würde der Installer, trotz Minimal-Installation Ihnen viel unnötigen Schnick-Schnack installieren, überspringen Sie jedoch den Punkt “Software auswählen und installieren”, so erhalten Sie eine Bootstrap-Debian Installation!

In einem kurzen Live-Video können Sie sich die Details der Installation ansehen:

Ich freue mich immer über Ihr Feedback oder Fragen von Ihnen; hinterlassen Sie einfach einen Kommentar!

OpenStack Schulungen / Training / Consulting
2014-02-28 , , ,

Nach über einem Jahr intensiver OpenStack Nutzung in unserer eigenen Linux-Distribution, spezialisiert auf OpenStack, bietet ich Ihnen entsprechende Schulungen und Consulting an!

Wie gewohnt, können Sie dabei sehr genau bestimmen, welche Themen Sie im Speziellen interessieren und was Sie behandelt haben wollen.

Was können Sie erwarten?

Als Techniker und Systems Desinger beim Interactive Cloud OS, habe ich täglich Sonderfälle und tiefgreifende Schwierigkeiten mit OpenStack zu lösen. Nutzen Sie das daraus gewonnen Wissen für sich!

Mehr Informationen

Your OpenStack Cloud, How to list VMs via command line
2013-11-06 , , , , , ,

It’s pretty easy to list all VMs in your OpenStack Cloud via CLI (command line).

You just need to do 3 Steps:

  • login into your OpenStack host
  • source the credentials for your OpenStack environment
  • list the instances

Pratical, you need to type in:

# inline settings from shell.config.sh (use the command "source" or just a "." dot)
source /etc/openstack/shell.config.sh
# list available VMs
nova list

And here is an example from the above:

OpenStack list instances via CLI (command line)

In this example, we use the “.” dot, instead of the command “source”

Note: This will work with the Interactive Cloud OS out-of-the-box!

[SOLVED] Install OpenStack Cloud
2013-11-01 , , , , ,

OpenStack is a huge software collection for cloud computing ( in sense of server virtualisation ) and a huge collection comes automaticaly with complexity. And if you only want to use your own OpenStack Cloud, and don’t want to mess up with all the required knowledge; you just might want to use the Interactive Cloud OS, which comes with a nice and easy to use installer!

With the following lines, I will show you, how to install your own OpenStack Cloud within a few minutes, using the Interactive Cloud OS Installer. Enjoy it! :-)

So, how do I install my own OpenStack Cloud?

1. download the ISO image of the Cloud OS

2. boot from CD/DVD

You might want to test the Cloud OS first, so install it on a test system!

3. call the installer

To call the installer, you need to login into the console after the live CD is booted.

Interactive Cloud OS Live CD, after boot

Screen, after booting the live CD

Interactive Cloud OS Live CD 0.97, after login

Login with user “root” and password “cloudos”

And now just type in the command cloudos-installer and enter RETURN to run the installer. You will be asked a few questions, but everything is pre-configured – so you might apply the default settings; if you’re unsure.

OpenStack Cloud Installer, call the command

Call the Cloud OS Installer

OpenStack Cloud Installer Intro

Read the text carefully! And confirm with “Next”
(use the TAB key to navigate through the GUI elements)

OpenStack Cloud Installer Local Storage Configuration

Select the local disk, where your cloud system should be installed into

OpenStack Cloud Installer Network IP Pool configuration

Define the IP pool for your OpenStack Cloud. The installer will automatically  fix the given IP netaddress, as you can see in the screenshot (currently the installer just does it, but won’t give you feedback on this… bug report is open).
The installer will assume, that the default gateway listens on the first IP of the given subnet; it will assign the second IP to itself; the third IP to a virtual router and the fourth IP to the management VM (Webmanagement)

OpenStack Cloud Installer Network Interface Selection

This is our last step, as you can see on the “Install now” button. Select the primary network interface, which should be used to access the world (via our default gateway)

4. reboot into your newly created OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack Cloud Installer finished

Currently, the Installer won’t tell you anything about, what’s going on, while it’s installing your OpenStack Cloud. But after the promt returns, you are able to reboot the system with the “systemctl reboot” command and boot into your newly created OpenStack Private Cloud.
The installer might need a few minutes until the promt will be shown. Interactive Cloud OS offers an OpenStack CLoud Installation in less than 10 minutes…

5. enjoy it

After a few more minutes (just in case of the first boot), you’re able to call your OpenStack Cloud WebManagement. Just try to access the fourth IP from your given IP Pool. (hint: compare the given IP Pool from the previous installer screenshot with the IP in the address bar)

Interactive Cloud OS, after

Login with user “operator” and password “cloudos”, you might want to change your password soon ;-)


…if you got questions, ask me! And if you’re interested in a related topic and want to get a nice tutorial for it; just ask me too!

Which topic do you like to have described next? Use the comment area, or contact me via wolf@os-forge.net

Do you have any suggestions for me? Tell me! I appreciate it! :-)