This video is an overview of the OpenNebula 5.0 Sunstone web interface. It showcases a quick example of how you can customize VM instances from data provided by the end users of your cloud.
Import Existing Environments
In OpenNebula 4.14 running VMs not launched by OpenNebula can be imported from all the supported hypervisors (including the hybrid ones, for instance now it is possible to manage through OpenNebula Azure, SoftLayer and EC2 VMs launched through their respective management portals)
OpenNebula 4.14 brings disk snapshotting. Now VM disks can be reverted to a previous state at any given time, and they are preserved in the image if it is persistent in the image datastore. For instance, you can attach a disk to a VM, create a snapshot, detach it and attach it to a new VM, and revert to a previous state.
In OpenNebula 4.12 we have introduced showback features. This toolset generates cost reports that can be integrated with chargeback and billing platforms.
New Virtual Data Centers
OpenNebula 4.12 brings enhancements to the Virtual Data Centers, making them more flexible than ever.
VMware vCenter Support
OpenNebula seamlessly integrates vCenter virtualized infrastructures so leveraging the advanced features such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling provided by the VMware vSphere product family. On top of it, OpenNebula exposes a multi-tenant, cloud-like provisioning layer, including features like virtual data centers, datacenter federation or hybrid cloud computing to connect in-house vCenter infrastructures with public clouds. You also take a step toward liberating your stack from vendor lock-in.
Cloudbursting with AWS, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure.
VDC Admin Portal
OpenNebula 4.8 brings enhancements to the VDC Admin interface. The new Sunstone view offers an intuitive portal for the group administrators to manage all the group’s resources, user accounts, quotas and accounting reports.
Managing Multi-VM Services from the Cloud Portal
This screencast showcases the integration of OneFlow Services in the simplified Cloud provisioning portal. A Service is a group of interconnected Virtual Machines with deployment dependencies between them.
Cloud Provisioning Portal
The new Cloud View introduced in OpenNebula 4.6 offers a simple but powerful provisioning portal for cloud consumers. In this screencast we will see a typical cloud user workflow in action.
Partitioning Clouds with Virtual DCs
This screencast demonstrates the partitioning of a Cloud in Virtual Data Centers (vDCs). vDCs are containers for the execution of virtual machines and a way of hiding physical resources from Group members. They are created by combining a Group and one or more Resource Providers.
OpenNebula 4.4 brings enhancements to the EC2 cloud bursting drivers. This screencast showcases the basic usage of this functionality.
Amazon EC2 and EBS APIs
This screencast shows how to manage your virtual resources using the EC2 cloud interface.
Sunstone Self-Service Cloud View
The Cloud view is one of the configurable Sunstone views. This simplified view is intended for cloud consumers that just require a portal where they can provision new virtual machines easily. They just have to select one of the available templates and the operating system that will run in this virtual machine.
OneFlow Multi-VM Application Deployment
Thanks to the OneFlow component introduced in OpenNebula 4.2, related virtual machines can be grouped into a Service. A Service can define deployment dependencies, as shown in this screencast.
OneFlow Application Auto-Scaling
This screencast shows the OpenNebula Auto-Scaling features. A Service (group of interconnected VMs) can adjust the number of VMs based on performance metrics, or based on a schedule.
This screencast is an overview of the revamped Sunstone web interface.
Using the new OpenNebula Sunstone Views you will be able to provide a simplified UI aimed at end-users of an OpenNebula cloud. The OpenNebula Sunstone Views are fully customizable, and can be also used to provide a different level of complexity for each kind of users of your cloud.
VM Capacity Resize
This screencast shows how to resize the CPU and Memory of VMs instances.
This screencast demonstrates the scheduled actions feature. In the example shown, a VM is prepared to be suspended for the weekend and then resumed on Monday.
This screencast shows the ability to take VM snapshots. A snapshot will contain the current disks and memory state.
Marketplace integration with Sunstone
This screencast shows how easy is to import an appliance from the OpenNebula Marketplace to your local infrastructure using Sunstone.
Bootstrapping and Creating a VM from Scratch
The screencast starts with a pristine installation of OpenNebula 3.4, bootstraps the virtual infrastructure, and creates a new VM from scratch using OpenNebula’s Sunstone. More details in this blog post.
Self Service: The OpenNebula Web Interface for Cloud Users
This screencast demonstrates the new easily-customizable self-service portal for cloud consumers. Its aim is to offer a simplified access to shared infrastructure for non-IT end users. The screencast shows how to create a virtual network, how to upload an image, and how to launch virtual machines using them.
Zones (part 1): The Web Interface for Multi-zone Clouds
This screencast shows the ability of the oZones component to manage several instances (zones) of OpenNebula, potentially hosted within the same data center to enhance isolation, scalability and performance, or in different data centers to build a geographically distributed multi-site cloud.
VDCs (part 2): The Web Interface for Multi-zone Clouds
This screencast shows how to manage and use Virtual Data Centers, both with the oZones CLI and with the oZones web-based interface, to isolate virtual infrastructure environments within an OpenNebula zone.
Sunstone: The OpenNebula Web Interface for Cloud Operators
This screencast demonstrates how easy it is to register new Images, create Templates, instantiate Virtual Machines from those Templates and accessing them through the embedded VNC. In addition it provides an overview of Sunstone and it’s major features.