Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud
Welcome to the Karmic Koala edition of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, an Ubuntu Server derived project that allows you to deploy the Ubuntu Linux operating in the cloud, designed for Amazon EC2 or on an existing Ubuntu Cloud Server machine.
Features at a glance
Key features include the KVM hypervisor, SOAP with WS-security, support for instance control operations, support for flexible IP assignment, complete compatibility with Amazon EC2, a wide range of development services, and compatibility with well known cloud management utilities.
In addition, the project offers easy package configuration and deployment, allowing the user to configure two ore more clusters into a single cloud system. Also, basic cloud administration tools are provided by default, allowing for easy system management and cloud configuration.
Availability and supported architectures
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 9.10 was officially announced by Canonical on October 29, 2009 along with Ubuntu Server and other Ubuntu flavors. It was supported until April 30, 2011 and can be downloaded as tar archived images (IMG) for the 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386) instruction set architectures.
This is the first ever release of the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud project, which is also available as a component in the Ubuntu Server 9.10 operating system, accessible from the boot loaded of the project's ISO images.
Getting Started with Ubuntu Cloud
As mentioned, you can deploy the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) project on a running Ubuntu Server installation or install a fresh copy of it using the Ubuntu Server 9.10 ISO images. The tar archives contain an IMG file with the UEC system, as well as vmlinuz and initrd files. Detailed installation instructions are provided at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC?action=show&redirect=Eucalyptus.
All in all, Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is a welcome addition to the growing family of Ubuntu products, enabling system administrators to easily deploy Ubuntu on the cloud. This version is no longer maintained and has been archived for historical purposes only.