Int. J. of Cloud Computing   »   2016 Vol.5, No.1/2



Title: Automating the installation of Apache VCL on OpenStack


Authors: Christopher N. Wolfe; Mark K. Gardner


Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Department of Computer Science and Office of IT, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA


Abstract: Installing a cloud infrastructure is an involved undertaking. Even more so if one desires the Apache VCL, itself a cloud platform, running on top. This paper discusses one approach to automating the installation of both OpenStack and VCL. Particular emphasis is placed on accommodating both small-scale test deployments and full scale production environments. The modular approach taken here first automates the installation of OpenStack, then the installation of the Apache VCL, and finally the integration of the two. The approach taken is applicable to the installation of any large software system composed of complex subsystems.


Keywords: cloud computing; XaaS; X as a service; IaaS; infrastructure as a service; software installation automation; Apache Virtual Computing Laboratory; Apache VCL installation; OpenStack installation; Ansible; collaboration; Science DMZ; cloud infrastructure; modular approach.


DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2016.075093


Int. J. of Cloud Computing, 2016 Vol.5, No.1/2, pp.19 - 44


Submission date: 23 Oct 2014
Date of acceptance: 11 Mar 2015
Available online: 02 Mar 2016



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