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@@ -21,7 +21,11 @@ <h2>Nimbus 2.5RC2 Zero To Cloud Guide</h2>
</p>
<p>
- When you have finished the guide, you will have a working cloud configuration that serves remote users using the cloud-client. If you are unfamiliar with the cloud client, it may be good to <a href="http://scienceclouds.org/clouds/">get access</a>
+ 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>
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@@ -36,11 +36,9 @@ <h2>Nimbus 2.5RC2 Documentation</h2>
Using a Nimbus cloud as a client?
</p>
<p>
- <b>WSRF</b> interfaces: see the
- <a href="clouds/cloudquickstart.html">cloud client
- quickstart</a> and
- <a href="clouds/clusters.html">one-click
- clusters</a>.
+ <b>WS</b>: see the cloud-client
+ <a href="clouds/cloudquickstart.html">quickstart</a> and
+ <a href="clouds/clusters.html">cluster</a> guide.
</p>
<p>
<b>EC2</b> interfaces: see <a href="elclients.html">EC2
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@@ -27,34 +27,39 @@ <h2>Nimbus 2.5RC2 - Bird's Eye View</h2>
"infrastructure-as-a-service" (IaaS) solution.
</p>
<p>
- Nimbus 2.5RC2 consists of a piece of software for one
- <i>service node</i> and a separate piece of software to install
- on any number of <i>virtual machine monitor</i> (VMM) nodes.
+ Also included in a Nimbus installation is a storage cloud
+ implementation called Cumulus that has been tightly integrated with the
+ other central services (but it can also be used standalone). Cumulus is
+ compatible with the Amazon Web Services S3 REST API, but extends it as
+ well (to include quota management, for example).
</p>
<p>
- There is also a separate download
- for a special client called the <i>cloud client</i> that makes life
- very easy for clients. And another separate download, a special packaging
- of a remote service container, to make life easier for administrators.
+ A set of software needs to be installed to one <i>service node</i> in
+ a non-root account and a separate piece of software needs to be
+ installed on any number of <i>virtual machine monitor</i> (VMM) nodes
+ (some root permissions are required).
</p>
<p>
- Clients interact with the service using X509 credentials over multiple
+ There is also a separate download for a client called the <i>cloud
+ client</i> that makes life very easy for users.
+</p>
+<p>
+ Clients interact with the service using credentials over multiple
protocols. The easiest client to use is the <i>cloud client</i>
(<a href="clouds/cloudquickstart.html">details</a>) which
is geared towards getting users up and running in minutes. The service
- must be configured in the <i>cloud configuration</i>
- (<a href="doc/cloud.html">details</a>) to serve requests from the
- cloud client. These clients implement web services messaging (specifically
+ must be configured in the <a href="admin/z2c/">cloud configuration</a>
+ to serve requests from the cloud client. These clients implement web
+ services messaging (specifically
<a href="http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=wsrf">WSRF</a> based).
</p>
<p>
- But Nimbus 2.5RC2 also provides an implementation of the Amazon Elastic
- Compute Cloud (EC2) web services description (WSDL) that allows you
- to use clients developed for the real EC2 system against Nimbus
- based clouds.
+ But Nimbus also provides an implementation of Amazon's Elastic
+ Compute Cloud (EC2) that allows you to use clients developed for the real
+ EC2 system against Nimbus based clouds. See the <a href="elclients.html">EC2 Clients</a> page.
</p>
<p>
- You can examine the 2.5RC2 WSRF based interfaces in detail in the
+ You can examine the web services based interface details in the
<a href="interfaces/index.html">WSRF interfaces</a> section.
</p>
<p>
@@ -73,10 +78,6 @@ <h2>Nimbus 2.5RC2 - Bird's Eye View</h2>
<a href="changelog.html">changelog</a>.
</p>
-<p>
- And see the links on the left for more information.
-</p>
-
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