Re: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-11-01 Thread Vincent Hoffman
On 31/10/2010 21:45, Colin Percival wrote:
 On 10/31/10 13:06, Vince Hoffman wrote:
 On 31 Oct 2010, at 17:17, Colin Percival cperc...@freebsd.org wrote:
 I've been working on this from time to time over the past couple of years.
 I have some other work I need to do in the short term but some time in the
 next couple of weeks I hope to work on this some more.
 Did this thread
 http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-xen/2010-August/000550.html

 Ever bear any fruit? Seemed hopeful since it was initiated by amazon.
 I've been in contact with Miles and we've been exploring a new route towards
 running FreeBSD on EC2.  Due to an NDA I can't say much more than that.

Far better news than I was expecting. I'll be keeping an ear open for
future developments.

Vince
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RE: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-10-31 Thread Zladivliba Voskuy


I'm just replying the thread to indicate that I've created a blog to join 
efforts building FreeBSD on EC2 ; if you have time and are interested about 
making this happen, inform me of your efforts, I'm trying to follow everything 
that's going on on the subject :  http://freebsdec2.wordpress.com/

Thanks
Z.

 Hi everyone !
 
 I'm trying to find out if anyone succeeded to run FreeBSD on EC2. Well to be 
 honest,  I'm trying to run FreeBSD on EC2 myself, but since I haven't found 
 any way to do this... ;-)
 
 - I just saw 2 netbst images on EC2 named 
 fbsdtest/netbsd-image-5.0.2-i386.manifest.xml and 
 fbsdtest/netbsd-image-5.0.2-amd64.manifest.xml
 
 Those are both public images. I haven't tried them yet but if someone 
 managed to run netbst I think we're quiet close to have some fun on 
 FreeBSD now.
 
 
 There seems to have more and more  notifiable attempts and we seem closer to 
 the target :
 - 
 http://www.ioncannon.net/system-administration/1205/installing-cent-os-5-5-on-ec2-with-the-cent-os-5-5-kernel/
 here an article of a (failed) attempt with FreeBSD (at the end of the article)
 
 If anyone has more informations on the subject, could you please update this 
 list so we stay updated on the matter ?
 
 Thanks !
 Z.
 
 
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RE: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-10-31 Thread Luke Marsden
On Sun, 2010-10-31 at 11:19 +0100, Zladivliba Voskuy wrote:
 
 I'm just replying the thread to indicate that I've created a blog to join 
 efforts building FreeBSD on EC2 ; if you have time and are interested about 
 making this happen, inform me of your efforts, I'm trying to follow 
 everything that's going on on the subject :  http://freebsdec2.wordpress.com/

I know it's not quite EC2 (or Xen, so please excuse the posting to
freebsd-xen) but until Kip Macy gets a chance to make it happen on EC2
we're using CloudSigma and ElasticHosts for FreeBSD in the cloud. They
use KVM as a virtualisation platform and stock FreeBSD runs nicely on
it, and their prices aren't too far off what EC2 provide. They've both
got a very nice API too.

The only tweak you need to make is to set hw.mca.enable=0 on the
FreeBSD boot prompt. CloudSigma have a library image (like an AMI) which
includes this tweak (disclosure: I published this disk image).

See http://www.cloudsigma.com/about-us/press-releases/179 for
CloudSigma's recent press release about FreeBSD support and see
http://groups.google.com/group/mailing.freebsd.stable/browse_thread/thread/39c2cdd1d09b8f5f
 for info on the MCA bug and the fix. ElasticHosts are worth a mention too: 
they use a very similar platform but have data centres is San Antonio, Texas 
and London, UK. CloudSigma are based in Zurich, Switzerland only.

Hope this is of some assistance.

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Re: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-10-31 Thread Colin Percival
On 10/31/10 02:52, Zladivliba Voskuy wrote:
 - I just saw 2 netbst images on EC2 named 
 fbsdtest/netbsd-image-5.0.2-i386.manifest.xml and 
 fbsdtest/netbsd-image-5.0.2-amd64.manifest.xml

*cough*

Please ignore those.  They were an experiment which doesn't currently work.

 Those are both public images. I haven't tried them yet but if someone 
 managed to run netbst I think we're quiet close to have some fun on 
 FreeBSD now.

Not necessarily.  NetBSD's Xen code is rather better than FreeBSD's.

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RE: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-10-31 Thread Zladivliba Voskuy

I'm trying to shake whatever I can to make whatever possible happen. Good thing 
you replied. Do you have any idea of a schedule when we could be seeing FreeBSD 
on EC2 ?

Opensolaris is dead, so apart from Linux no other Unix run in EC2 ; so I think 
this would be a good thing for FreeBSD to be there as much a good thing for 
Amazon to open up to other OSes than Linux/Windows. How much work is needed to 
make this happen ?


 On 10/31/10 02:52, Zladivliba Voskuy wrote:
  - I just saw 2 netbst images on EC2 named 
  fbsdtest/netbsd-image-5.0.2-i386.manifest.xml and 
  fbsdtest/netbsd-image-5.0.2-amd64.manifest.xml
 
 *cough*
 
 Please ignore those.  They were an experiment which doesn't currently work.
 
  Those are both public images. I haven't tried them yet but if someone 
  managed to run netbst I think we're quiet close to have some fun on 
  FreeBSD now.
 
 Not necessarily.  NetBSD's Xen code is rather better than FreeBSD's.
 
 -- 
 Colin Percival
 Security Officer, FreeBSD | freebsd.org | The power to serve
 Founder / author, Tarsnap | tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly 
 paranoid
  
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Re: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-10-31 Thread Colin Percival
On 10/31/10 10:03, Zladivliba Voskuy wrote:
 I'm trying to shake whatever I can to make whatever possible happen.
 Good thing you replied. Do you have any idea of a schedule when we could
 be seeing FreeBSD on EC2 ?

I've been working on this from time to time over the past couple of years.
I have some other work I need to do in the short term but some time in the
next couple of weeks I hope to work on this some more.

 Opensolaris is dead, so apart from Linux no other Unix run in EC2 ; so I
 think this would be a good thing for FreeBSD to be there as much a good
 thing for Amazon to open up to other OSes than Linux/Windows. How much
 work is needed to make this happen ?

Amazon is completely open to having other operating systems available on EC2
(at least, as far as I can tell -- I don't work for Amazon and this is just
my opinion from talking to them).  The problems have been technical, mostly
due to FreeBSD's Xen code being in generally poor condition.

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Re: FreeBSD on EC2

2010-10-31 Thread Vince Hoffman


On 31 Oct 2010, at 17:17, Colin Percival cperc...@freebsd.org wrote:

 On 10/31/10 10:03, Zladivliba Voskuy wrote:
 I'm trying to shake whatever I can to make whatever possible happen.
 Good thing you replied. Do you have any idea of a schedule when we could
 be seeing FreeBSD on EC2 ?
 
 I've been working on this from time to time over the past couple of years.
 I have some other work I need to do in the short term but some time in the
 next couple of weeks I hope to work on this some more.

Did this thread
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-xen/2010-August/000550.html

Ever bear any fruit? Seemed hopeful since it was initiated by amazon. 

Vince
 
 Opensolaris is dead, so apart from Linux no other Unix run in EC2 ; so I
 think this would be a good thing for FreeBSD to be there as much a good
 thing for Amazon to open up to other OSes than Linux/Windows. How much
 work is needed to make this happen ?
 
 Amazon is completely open to having other operating systems available on EC2
 (at least, as far as I can tell -- I don't work for Amazon and this is just
 my opinion from talking to them).  The problems have been technical, mostly
 due to FreeBSD's Xen code being in generally poor condition.
 
 -- 
 Colin Percival
 Security Officer, FreeBSD | freebsd.org | The power to serve
 Founder / author, Tarsnap | tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly 
 paranoid
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