A command line tool to create, manage and setup computing clusters hosted on a public or private cloud infrastructure.
Elasticluster aims to provide a user-friendly command line tool to create, manage and setup computing clusters hosted on cloud infrastructures (like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 or Google Compute Engine) or a private OpenStack cloud). Its main goal is to get your own private cluster up and running with just a few commands; a YouTube video demoes the basic features of elasticluster.
Documentation for elasticluster is available on the Read The Docs website
Elasticluster is in active development, but offers the following features at the current state:
We appreciate pull requests for new features and enhancements. Please use the master branch as starting point.
It’s quite easy to install \(elasticluster\) using pip; the command below is all you need to install \(elasticluster\) on your system:
pip install elasticluster
If you want to run \(elasticluster\) from source you have to install Ansible first:
pip install ansible python setup.py install
You need the git command in order to be able to clone it, and we suggest you to use python virtualenv in order to create a controlled environment in which you can install elasticluster as normal user.
Assuming you already have virtualenv installed on your machine, you first need to create a virtualenv and install \(ansible\), which is needed by elasticluster:
virtualenv elasticluster . elasticluster/bin/activate pip install ansible
Then you have to download the software. We suggest you to download it within the created virtualenv:
cd elasticluster git clone git://github.com/gc3-uzh-ch/elasticluster.git src cd src python setup.py install
Now the elasticluster should be available in your current environment.