Install Repositories

This section guides you through installing Eucalyptus from RPM package downloads.The first step to installing Eucalyptus is to download the RPM packages. When you’re ready, continue to Software Signing .

The following terminology might help you as you proceed through this section.

Eucalyptus open source software — Eucalyptus release packages and dependencies, which enable you to deploy a Eucalyptus cloud.

Euca2ools CLI — Euca2ools is the Eucalyptus command line interface for interacting with web services. It is compatible with many Amazon AWS services, so can be used with Eucalyptus as well as AWS.

RPM and YUM and software signing — Eucalyptus CentOS and RHEL download packages are in RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) format and use the YUM package management tool. We use GPG keys to sign our software packages and package repositories.

EPEL software — EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) are free, open source software, which is fully separated from licensed RHEL distribution. It requires its own package.