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NEuca Overview

NEuca (pronounced "nuke'ah") is a set of patches for Eucalyptus and guest configuration scripts that enhance the functionality of a private Eucalyptus cloud without interfering with its traditional operations. NEuca allows VMs instantiated via Eucalyptus to

  • Have additional network interfaces, not controlled by Eucalyptus. These interfaces can be connected on the host node to VLANs or physical interfaces
  • Perform arbitrary post-boot actions using shell scripts

This functionality leverages the --user-data{-file} option of the euca-run-instances command. The user can pass a .ini-formatted configuration file that describes the desired interface configuration of the VM and includes the optional script to be executed by the VM at boot time. Here is an example of the configuration file and the invocation:


slice_id=6D3DE7CC-7188-49B2-AF48-F21497450D84 ; slice identifier


; Interface specification has the form of either
; eth1=vlan:[host ethX]:[vlan tag on ethX]{:guest ip address} or
; eth1=phys:[host ethX]{:guest ip address}
; interfaces must start at eth1 and can be named in any order, however numbering gaps are not allowed
; e.g. if configuration file specified eth1, eth2 and eth4 only eth1 and eth2 will be processed

eth1=vlan:eth0:20: ; eth1 attaches to eth0.20 on host and has IP
eth2=vlan:eth0:19: ; eth2 attaches to eth0.19 on host and has IP

; The script must not have any blank lines
; use tab or spaces in the beginning of the line to indicate the continuation
; of the script

    # Test script 
    yum install make