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Using the Ubuntu OpenStack Installer As the title suggests this little gem is an Openstack installer tailored specifically to get you from zero to hero in just a short amount of time. There are a few options available today for deploying an Openstack cloud. For instance, juju-deployer with an Openstack specific bundle or that other thing called devstack. A ...


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It looks like someone has made a CUPS/Google Cloud Print tool here: http://www.niftiestsoftware.com/cups-cloud-print/ And it appears the author provides a PPA: Packages: https://launchpad.net/~simon-cadman/+archive/cups-cloud-print Source code: https://github.com/simoncadman/CUPS-Cloud-Print To install it and configure it: sudo add-apt-repository ...


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Ubuntu One is an online file hosting service. It offers 2GB of space free with an option to upgrade to 50GB of storage for $10 a month. With the Free Version you can: Sync up to 2 GB of files, contacts, notes, bookmarks, purchased music, and Gwibber broadcast messages Automatically sync your digital life to your personal cloud and with all of your ...


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I believe the problem was that step 2 of the "create a new token" workflow, defined on https://one.ubuntu.com/developer/account_admin/issue_tokens/cloud/, was failing with a 503 for you because the service was down at a couple of points this weekend. You'll need to trap this situation and deal with it (a 503 indicates that you should retry the request later, ...


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Getting Started Tutorial Full Documentation Getting started with a Amazon AWS account is very simple, or there is also directions to deploy test instances to local lxc containers, a third more in-depth option is to setup a MAAS (Metal As A Service) first as described also in the docs. The Getting Started section tells you how to install it and where to ...


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Put some sort of distributed computing client on there and donate your unused cycles to science. Maybe something like http://folding.stanford.edu/


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The success of Ubuntu as a platform and Ubuntu's commitment to refreshing AMIs means that there are literally thousands of of images on Amazon EC2 with "ubuntu"in their name. That, combined with and the lack of Ubuntu on the "Quick Start" menu makes selecting the right AMI a non-trivial task. Some General Ubuntu Information You already may be aware of ...


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Firstly: "cloud" is marketing jargon for virtualisation but it tends to mean flexible virtualisation, where there's some elasticity and you can move things around. That the case, you'd require more than one host machine to do it and by the sounds of it, you don't want or need that. Your real comparison is between virtualisation and no virtualisation. Why ...


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If the computers have a reasonable network connection, there are a number of services you can run to make the internet a better place. Few of the things I'm about to list are directly parallelizable across a cluster, but many of them work very well when used on a pool of machines with a DNS round-robin to load-balance and reduce the impact if any one of the ...


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We had a bug on our website where buying more than one 20-pack of storage wasn't working. We fixed it, now. Sorry!


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As of Ubuntu 12.04, and the "0.5+bzr531" release of Juju that comes with it, Juju can only speak 3 API's: EC2 - This is actually EC2 and S3 for charm storage Orchestra - This is Cobbler + WEBDAV for charm storage. MaaS - This uses MaaS much like Orchestra used Cobbler, and MaaS has the file storage built-in rather than relying on a secondary ...


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This is a partial-answer that might help the next person: So far it seems that copying things to Google Drive/Docs is supported: duplicity localdir gdocs://username:password@gmail.com/remotedir/ However this is different from Google Cloud Storage. I think this should be doable since duplicity and gsutil both use boto, but I'm not sure if this requires ...


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As of August 2012, Duplicity does not support Google Cloud Storage (GCS); a search of the duplicity-talk mailing list archives shows that there has been no discussion, even at a wishlist stage, of adding such support. Google Docs is supported, but that API is totally different from GCS. Wishlist bug filed recently While the Python boto module used as a ...


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Not yet, however there's been progress in this area, follow this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/duplicity/+bug/1039511


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Testing with Google Music, I realized that it's all about the ID3 tag. Whatever you put there, Google uses it. it doesn't matter what the name of your files are, it's all about the ID3. Even if you have songs where the Artist and Album Artist are different, Google will display both correctly without any confusion. I suggest that you organize your music ...


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You may try mining some bitcoins. This virtual currency based on peer-to-peer protocol (and which can be easily exchanged for real money, at the moment of writing a bitcoin is worth about $11) has coins, which are generated not by a single institution, but by the network of all its users. The chances of having generated some amount of such money are the ...


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Yes, they can run side-by-side without conflict.


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The answer is unfortunately "no" (or at least not yet).


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Browse to the file. Click on More and then Delete File as shown in the image below:


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Have you tried Desktop Flickr Organizer? It is available in the Software Centre or "upload photos to Flickr" package? I don't use Flickr and have not tested them myself..so give us feedback whether either of them works. OK, now comes the hacky solution. Haven't tested that either :) Firstly you could look into flickrfs. As I understand it enables to ...


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I noticed you are using Virtualbox for your tests and unfortunately I can't comment to the success of using that software for testing the Openstack installer. However, you could accomplish this easily with virt-manager and KVM. With that said, the installer uses a combination of KVM/LXC when doing its deployment. If running this within an existing virtual ...


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MaaS/juju allow you to utilize the hardware that you have one by one, while openstack (this is oversimplification) also allows you to build virtual machines (usually kvm guest), which in many cases significantly improve the physical hardware utilization. In addition, openstack gives you the following: It provides a self-service portal where end users (not ...


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LDS stands for "Landscape Dedicated Server". From landscape.ubuntu.com: The Landscape systems management tool helps you monitor, manage and update your entire Ubuntu infrastructure from a single interface. Part of Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage support service, Landscape brings you intuitive systems management tools combined with world-class support. ...


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You may refer to Manual DHCP configuration in the following link http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs/configure.html#manual-dhcp There is also a nice document by DELL (Deploying workloads with Juju and MAAS) where you can find a section for using an existing DNS/DCHP server and you can find it here ...


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What are the minimum system requirements for setting up a MaaS cluster, which is going to be orchestrated with juju-jitsu? For the region controller (the master machine), you don't need anything particularly powerful unless you want to manage 100s or 1000s of machines. Cluster controllers place even fewer demands, but unless you're dealing with more than, ...


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DISCLAMIER: I AM NOT AN OPENSTACK EXPERT. THE FOLLOWING IS MERELY AN OPINION AND MAY BE OUTDATED OR COMPLETELY INCORRECT. IN NO WAY CAN I BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENCES IN USING THE CONTENT BELOW. Multi-Hosting Having networking services running on every node will have its advantages and disadvantages. Many different networking redundancy ...


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As I said in another thread, when you're dealing with a single computer, can't really do "cloud" computing because at its core, cloud computing relies on scaling in some direction, be that more CPU power, more memory, disk, bandwidth, user capacity and to do that, you need multiple hardware units to be able to provision things... In the case of the other ...


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Why not use Ubuntu One for it? Its already integrated in OS.


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The bootstrap instance runs two critical pieces of the infrastructure: Zookeeper and the provisioning agent. Here is the architecture overview: Right now this is actually a single point of failure.. though that will be solved in the near term by expanding the "bootstrap" service to 2 units either on demand, or in response to deploying a second machine. ...


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I think this is basically answered here: How can I configure multiple deployment environments for juju? You just need to explicitly set the right keys in environments.yaml, specifically ec2-uri, s3-uri, access-key, default-image-id and secret-key. Your keystone bits should be producing the access key ID and secret key that will be used to populate those ...



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