euca-describe-images fails & asks if the euca environment is setup

asked 2013-06-29 11:08:04 -0500

Purvi gravatar image

updated 2013-07-01 08:27:47 -0500

Hi! I am a novice on the topic of cloud computing or openstack. I started with the "Openstack Cloud Computing Cookbook" by Kevin Jackson. I started with the first chapter & got stuck at the execution of the following command: cloud-publish-tarball ubuntu-12.04-server-cloudimg-i386.tar.gz images i386 (1) This command failed - indicating: euca-describe-images failed to execute & prompted to check if the euca environment is properly setup. (2) I am running this with ubuntu host & client - both 32-bit that are setup as virtual machines using Oracle's VirtualBox on Windows 7 OS which has n/w setup with DHCP enabled. (3) The nova-api log shows an unexpected error exception - requesting to try the request again. (4) The host Windows OS on which Oracle VirtualBox is installed is Windows & has symantec configured.

Can you please help resolve this issue?

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Did not find the duplicate Q - where I can find an answer to this Q.

Purvi gravatar imagePurvi ( 2013-07-01 08:41:35 -0500 )edit

Too many things can go wrong if you try to virtualize inside a virtualization. Try updating the question with logs and one question at the time.

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2013-07-05 08:11:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-29 20:38:05 -0500

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I would recommend folowing the official documentation for installing your first OpenStack cluster at . Once your cluster is up, you can use the VM Image Guide to upload images using the glance CLI tool, rather than euca tools.

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