Plan Your Installation

In order to get the most out of a Eucalyptus deployment, we recommend that you create a plan that provides a complete set of features, performance, scaling, and resilience characteristics you want in your deployment.

Note: If you are upgrading from an existing Eucalyptus release, see Eucalyptus Upgrade.

To successfully plan for your Eucalyptus installation, you must determine two things:

This section describes how to evaluate each tradeoff to determine the best choice to make, and how to verify that the resource environment can support the features that are enabled as a consequence of making a choice.

By the end of this section, you should be able to specify how you will deploy Eucalyptus in your environment, any tradeoffs between feature set and flexibility, and where your deployment will integrate with existing infrastructure systems.