Installing UbuntuServer, KVM and OpenNebula on Mac Pro Cylinder

Here’s the How-To for installing the full stack on a Mac Pro Cylinder (2013, latest):

Install Ubuntu on Mac Pro Cylinder

Pre-Requisites: A bootable USB stick or CD-Rom with UbuntuServer 14.04 on it

  1. Boot into OS X
  2. Use the Disk Utility to decrease the size of your main partition (Here’s how: OS X Daily). We kept 40 GB for OS X, but that’s not a necessity
  3. Download rEFInd from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.8.3/refind-bin-0.8.3.zip/download
  4. Unzip in OS X and run install.sh from terminal
  5. Plug in your bootable USB stick
  6. Reboot the Mac
  7. From the rEFInd menu, select to boot from your USB stick
  8. Select Install Ubuntu
  9. When asked manually partition your HDD to feature a swap drive and a main drive.
  10. When asked which packages to install, select „OpenSSH Server“ and „Virtual Machine Host“
  11. Finish installation
  12. Reboot and select to boot into Recovery mode
  13. From the root console install fglrx graphics drivers by issueing the command „apt-get install fglrx“
  14. Reboot into regular Ubuntu. The system should now start up as expected

Install OpenNebula on Mac Pro Cylinder

Now you’ve already got KVM and libvirt installed with your Ubuntu Server distribution. The next step is to install OpenNebula and to set it up for libvirt and KVM:

Actually OpenNebula’s documentation features an excellent guide on how to set one host up to serve the OpenNebula frontend and to act as a VM host at the same time. Here it is: http://docs.opennebula.org/4.8/design_and_installation/quick_starts/qs_ubuntu_kvm.html

2 Kommentare

  1. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    • christian

      28. April 2016 um 16:08

      Hi Barry, thanks for your thumbs up. Much appreciated. I intended to fill the blog with a lot more infomation, since we’re running a full blown OpenNebula cluster on Mac Pros and stuff here, but I never get to it timewise. I hope to get something written during the next weeks.

      Cheers

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