Part 1

Continuing from the previous article - once the 'bc' error is fixed - when you run sudo /usr/sbin/euca_conf --initialize --debug now here is your error:


Notice it says:

[error:0631] Cannot find Eucalyptus bootstrapper: com/eucalyptus/bootstrap/SystemBootstrapper.
[error:0557] Service exit with a return of 1.
initialize command failed</blockquote>

So what can this be? First thing would be to check the /var/log/eucalyptus/cloud-output.log, but since initializing failed that file doesn't even get created... hmmm....

Ok, how about a sudo find / -name Ok great we get a result: /home/ubuntu/eucalyptus/clc/modules/msgs/src/main/java/com/eucalyptus/bootstrap/ So it is on the system as a java class (Note it is not this - ) Why can't the initialize script find it?

Well after a bit of bravery on my part and the gracious help of the Eucalyptus IRC channel the answer was figured out. See transcript below -- eucalyptus.2013-09-05.log Here are the highlights:

2013-09-05T03:20:44 you might want to set the jdk in CLOUD_OPTS in eucalyptus.conf in /etc/eucalyptus/
2013-09-05T03:20:50 to point to jdk 1.7</blockquote></p>

The issue is this: since eucalyptus requires ANT 1.8.3 (on Ubuntu 12.04.3) ANT has a Java 6 dependency. BUT Eucalyptus requires Java 7 for compilation. What happened is that the Java 6 became the default java. java --version rendered this:
java version "1.6.0_27"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.6) (6b27-1.12.6-1ubuntu0.12.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)

And there in lies the problem - when you edit the /etc/eucalyptus/eucalyptus.conf file you find an option at the top that says: #CLOUD_OPTS="--java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java --db-home=/usr/lib/postgresql/9.1" And there is the problem. The system thinks that Java 6 is the default-java so the initialize script is trying to run the com/eucalyptus/bootstrap/SystemBootstrapper class but it needs Java 7 to compile properly.

The answer Mr. Peabody? mrpeabody

Change the value of the CLOUD_OPTS to be the default value of where Java 7 is installed. That would be /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64 if you are following Alin Tomescu's blog.

And there you go. And now you are ready... Thanks goes to jeevan_ullas at and of course Alin Tomescu's blog