The past two weeks I have been working on documenting Euca2ools with Dhmitri and Chris. Euca2ools is a collection of Linux command-line tools for interacting with a Eucalyptus cloud. There is documentation on the Eucalyptus website on how to get Euca2ools installed and working but it can be a confusing process, especially if you aren’t extremely familiar with the Linux command line, like I am. Dhmitri did a great job of consolidating all of the steps required and posting them on our wiki. He also added a few steps of his own that may not be apparent to a Linux novice. I followed his steps and was able to get a working Euca2ools installation after a fair amount of trial and error.
Based on my experiences, I expanded on Dhmitri’s instructions and tried to add more explanation of what you are actually doing with Euca2ools and why. I also added some nice color formatting to try and spice up the page and make it easier to follow. Check it out here: http://cstest.worcester.edu/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.Euca2ools
As of right now the page is not finished– for some reason I am blocked from making further edits to the page! I wonder if it is because I made too many edits in a short time and the page is locked. Hopefully this gets resolved soon and I can make the remaining planned changes to the page.