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Fedora Draft Documentation

Cloud Guide

Fedora in the cloud.

Edition 16.4

Jared Smith

Fedora Documentation Project

Eric Christensen

Fedora Documentation Project

Kaleb Keithley

Red Hat

Robyn Bergeron

Fedora Project

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1. Document Conventions
1.1. Typographic Conventions
1.2. Pull-quote Conventions
1.3. Notes and Warnings
2. We Need Feedback!
1. Cloud Concepts
1.1. An Introduction into Cloud Services using Fedora
1.1.1. What is Cloud Computing
1.1.2. Types of Cloud Services
1.1.3. Infrastructure as a Service
1.1.4. Platform as a Service
1.1.5. Software as a Service
2. Using Fedora in the Cloud
2.1. Amazon EC2
2.1.1. Overview of EC2
2.1.2. EC2 concepts
2.1.3. Signing up for an EC2 account
2.1.4. Connecting to EC2 using euca2ools
2.1.5. Running EC2 Instances
2.1.6. Using Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
2.2. BoxGrinder
2.2.1. Installing BoxGrinder
2.2.2. Using BoxGrinder to Create a Fedora Image
2.2.3. Using BoxGrinder to Create a Fedora Instance on Amazon EC2
2.2.4. BoxGrinder Plugins and Platforms
3. Using Tools in Fedora to Manage the Cloud
3.1. Deltacloud
3.1.1. Overview of Deltacloud
3.1.2. Typical Use Cases for Deltacloud
3.1.3. Getting Started with Deltacloud
3.2. Aeolus
3.3. Matahari
4. Building your own cloud infrastructure using Fedora
4.1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
4.1.1. Creating your own cloud with Openstack
4.1.2. CloudStack
4.1.3. Sheepdog
4.1.4. HekaFS
4.2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
4.2.1. What is OpenShift?
4.3. Software as a Service (SaaS)
5. Using Fedora to Create Cloud Images
5.1. Creating cloud images using Fedora
6. Storage in the Cloud
6.1. Ceph
6.2. Amazon S3
6.2.1. Overview of S3
A. Revision History