Configuring Aeolus 0.10.0

These next pages get you up and running with Aeolus using our Getting Started Guide.

They take you through initial configuration, connecting with Amazon EC2 or the mock provider, then doing very simple instance management with it.

Initial configuration

Most configuration for Aeolus is done through its web interface.

To turn on this web interface, we take a few simple steps:

  1. Run aeolus-configure
  2. Update the firewall (if it’s on)

1. Run aeolus-configure

The very first step is to run the aeolus-configure command with super-user privileges (via sudo).

$ sudo /usr/sbin/aeolus-configure -p ec2,mock

This performs an initial configuration of Aeolus with default settings, along with pre-configured provider information for Amazon EC2 and the mock provider.

It is fully automatic, and doesn’t require any input. It will take a while (can be several minutes), generating a fair amount of text.

As part of this automatic configuration each Aeolus component is initialized, a PostgreSQL database is created, and the web interface is activated.

NOTE - Aeolus-configure can be passed other options, which you may want to investigate at your leisure. For this introduction though, they’re not really needed.

2. Update the firewall

Because Aeolus uses an encrypted web interface, the server running it must accept connections on TCP port 443.

If a firewall is running on the Aeolus server, it needs updating to allow those connections.

For the standard iptables firewall on Fedora or RHEL, use this command:

$ sudo lokkit -s https

USEFUL NOTE - You can additionally open TCP port 80, for users to attempt connecting via standard http.

Aeolus automatically redirects them to the secure port.

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