Clo- (Sun Ray) -ud

I'm mostly finished with my preliminary testing of Sun Ray in the cloud (which the title of this post refers to), and it's been a pretty successful test. One of the goals for this project was to make it a public cloud that anybody could create an account on, which so far has been accomplished. There is a web interface to register for an account for the Sun Ray server. This will automatically create a account for you, and gives you a brief line of direction for configuring your Sun Ray or Sun Desktop Access Client (SDAC) to connect to the server test it out.

Expansion

It would be great to be able to expand this type of implementation to allow users to be able to pick their operating system - pretty much like what Sun VDI does. I would have used VDI for this except for the fact that VirtualBox doesn't interract with Xen very well (which is what Amazon uses), and thus doesn't install properly. The alternative to this would be to utilize the ec2 API and have the main "head" start the other instances and manage everything, but this is a. re-inventing the wheel, and b. not the easiest, since each instance would need to have the Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) installed and configured, given an IP, and so on.

As mentioned earlier, if you'd like to try out the Sun Ray server running on OpenSolaris 2009.06, feel free to click this link, register, and have fun!

Comments:

3 comments
1. Neat! Makes demoing things easy to do. Curious to know...how does it work?
2. The site looks good on a mobile device (wish Sun Blogs did too)
3. Registration could be SSL for some extra security, or at least have an optional link for it so users are aware they may get a self-signed warning.

Posted by William Yang on August 22, 2009 at 03:04 AM EDT #

Oops, when I said "how does it work" I meant the registration page :)

Posted by William Yang on August 22, 2009 at 03:06 AM EDT #

What size Instance
did you use on ec2? (sm/med/lg)? It seems to work pretty well for general stuff, but could use a bit more CPU.

Posted by guest on August 22, 2009 at 08:55 AM EDT #

Stuck @ OSD 26. :(

Posted by ThinGuy on August 29, 2009 at 04:50 AM EDT #

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