[Bug 458211] [NEW] eucalyptus.conf is confusing and underdocumented

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at canonical.com
Thu Oct 22 15:40:49 BST 2009

Public bug reported:

The configuration file /etc/eucalyptus/eucalyptus.conf, used by all
Eucalyptus services (-cloud, -cc, -nc, etc) is very confusing and
practically undocumented.  The inline comments are helpful, but they do
not provide enough context for the administrator to decide which
configuration directive are relevant to his specific setup.

For example, let's say a system administrator is configuring a machine
running only the Walrus service, to be registered with a CLC running on
another machine.  Is it relevant for him to define VNET_PRIVINTERFACE
directive and, if so, what value should he use?  And so on for pretty
much all directives.

At the very least, a eucalyptus.conf man page explaining in which
context each directive are relevant would desirable.  Better yet would
be to break eucalyptus.conf in service-specific configuration file that
could be documented separately, either inline or in a man page.

** Affects: eucalyptus (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
         Status: New

** Changed in: eucalyptus (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

eucalyptus.conf is confusing and underdocumented
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