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<h2>Nimbus 2.10 Zero To Cloud Guide</h2>
<img src="/images/z2c.png" width="640" height="348" />
<p>
This "zero to cloud" guide contains configuration information for system
administrators working with Nimbus.
</p>
<p>
This is the main way Nimbus is installed and if this is your first time
installing it, it is highly recommended that you follow this process
exactly.
</p>
<p>
When you have finished the guide, you will have a working cloud configuration that serves remote users using the cloud-client, <a href="../../elclients.html">EC2 clients</a> such as boto, and <a href="../reference.html#s3cmd">S3 clients</a> such as s3cmd.
</p>
<p>
If you are unfamiliar with the cloud client, it may be good to <a href="http://scienceclouds.org/clouds/">get access</a>
to a working installation to try it out first, but it is not necessary. You could also look over the <a href="../reference.html#cloud-overview">cloud overview</a> documentation to get context.
</p>
<p>
The guide is broken up into different pages. As you make your way
through, in sequence, you must complete each page's instructions.
By the end of each page you will have been able to test your work such
that you know you can move on.
</p>
<ul>
<li>
<p>
<a href="service-dependencies.html">Service Dependencies</a>
</p>
<p>
On this page, you will install any missing dependencies for the
service node.
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
<a href="service-setup.html">Service Installation</a>
</p>
<p>
On this page, you will install the Nimbus central services and
image repository (<i>Cumulus</i>), and use a cloud
client to access your cloud as a remote client.
</p>
<p>
This will however only work in "fake mode" which means that the
service is only pretending to start VMs. In later steps you will
enable VMMs, connect them with the central service, and have a
working cloud setup.
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
<a href="networking-setup.html">Install DHCPd and Configure Networking</a>
</p>
<p>
On this page, you will install a central DHCPd daemon (or
integrate with an existing one) and configure the networking
addresses you want to give out to virtual machines when they
boot.
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
<a href="vmm-setup.html">Install VMM Software</a>
</p>
<p>
On this page, you will install the Nimbus VMM software
(<i>workspace-control</i>) and any of its dependencies
(including Xen or KVM as well as libvirt, if these are not present
already).
</p>
<p>
workspace-control contains scripts that will help you test that
your Xen/KVM/libvirt installation will work with the programmatic
access patterns that Nimbus uses.
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
<a href="ssh-setup.html">SSH Setup</a>
</p>
<p>
On this page, you will configure SSH on your cluster so that the
Nimbus components can properly and securely communicate.
</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>
<a href="final-tests.html">Final Tests</a>
</p>
<p>
On this page, you will remotely test the system with the cloud
client like you did before. But this time, a virtual machine
will be started for you as expected.
</p>
<p>
This page also describes <a href="final-tests.html#whatnext">what
to do next</a> after completing the guide.
</p>
</li>
</ul>
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