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Documentation

The StratusLab core documentation including user and administrator tutorials as well as in depth guides for users, administrators, and contributors can be found at ReadTheDocs.

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The articles below provide information on topics that aren’t covered in the documentation or are responses to frequently asked questions.

Articles

StatusLab Demo
This article provides a short demonstration of the core functionality of the StratusLab cloud distribution. Client Installation The StratusLab command line client is written mostly...
Development Roadmap
The last few releases of the StratusLab cloud distribution have been primarily bug fix releases that have addressed issues raised by StratusLab users and administrators....
Cloud Installation Tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates how to install manually a StratusLab cloud infrastructure using the StratusLab system administrator command line utilities. A minimal StratusLab cloud consists of...
Customized Images
Being able to fully customize the execution environment is one of the strongest attractions of a IaaS cloud. StratusLab provides tools to find existing customized...
CloudInit Contextualization
Contextualization allows a virtual machine instance to learn about its cloud environment (the ‘context’) and to configure itself to run correctly there. StratusLab now supports...
Authentication and Authorization
For StratusLab, the authentication and authorization are separated into two services. An authentication proxy identifies users and passes the user information to virtual machine manger...
User Credentials Tutorial
How to configure cloud services endpoints and user credentials in the user configuration file and/or via environment variables, or provide them as parameters to the...
Persistent Disk Storage Tutorial
Persistent Disk Storage is the StratusLab service that physically stores machine and disk images as volumes on the cloud site. It facilitates quick startup of...