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January 19th, 2011, 06:37 PM
I was considering palying with OpenStack, which proclaims to be EC2 capable. We have some existing components that use the ec2-api-tools package to submit to an existing Eucalyptus cloud, and I'm wondering whether they'll work with OpenStack. According to http://wiki.openstack.org/Nova/EucalyptusFeatureComparison OpenStack lacks support for SOAP.

My question is: does the ec2-ap-tools package use SOAP exclusively, or can it support Query based HTTP communication as well (OpenStack proclaims to support this)?


January 19th, 2011, 09:51 PM
As per http://ubuntu-smoser.blogspot.com/2011/01/using-euca2ools-rather-than-ec2-api.html

The ec2-api-tools use the SOAP interface and thus use the "EC2_CERT" and "EC2_PRIVATE_KEY". The euca2ools sit on top of the excellent boto project. Boto uses the AWS REST api