Subutai FAQ


Subutai can be installed in many ways. But you can use the beta simple ezpz installer application can be used on:
  • Windows 8.1 and 10
  • MacOS - Sierra and High Sierra
  • Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04 and Mint 18

First, make sure Subutai is compatible with your operating system. You need some resources like at least two processor cores, more than 4G of RAM, and at least 100GB of disk to start to share with other. Third, if you're using the EZPZ installation mechanism that uses a virtual machine, make sure virtualization support is enabled in the BIOS of your machine. If not check this link for more info on how to enable it:

Subutai is P2P Cloud and Fog computing platform. It's also an open-source project. It lets anyone share, or rent computer resources to create clouds on the edge rather than using centralized cloud provider data centers. Available devices can attach to these clouds hovering on the edge. Technically, Subutai is a dynamic p2p multi-cloud that can move and change shape automatically. Lightweight Linux Containers and software-defined networking allow you to run infrastructure and applications on your own cloud. Think Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud, but running on your computers and the computers of contacts you authorize to share or rent computer resources with. Or, think AirBnB on computers for running your personal cloud.

Tray is an OS system tray application. It's a cross platform C/C++ UI application. It helps integrate Subutai with your desktop. You can get notifications of others who you've authorized to use your peers, and see how much you're making. You can also use it to easily access your environments and peers.

The Subutai Hub is a peer resource tracker, reputation system, and search engine for finding resources for your environments. You can also register your peer there to share and rent your resources. Link to Hub:

When you setup a peer, you need a way to manage it. The Subutai Console is a graphical management interface to help you manage your peer.

This browser plugin for Fire Fox, Chrome, and Safari (Edge soon to come), seamlessly handles security operations for you. It uses your PGP identity to effortlessly secure the doors to your Subutai cloud environments. Subutai uses encryption, digital signatures, and keys.

To set up your PGP key make sure you have E2E plugin added to your extensions. For Chrome get the E2E plugin: here.

Once you add the plugin, it will promt you to generate a PGP key. Use the email associated with Hub account to identify yourself. You can associate this identity with your Hub account in the User Settings dialog by clicking the gear icon (right next to your avatar).


Make sure you added peers to your favorites list, or have peer of your own installed and running. After you haved one or more of your own peers and favorites, go to Environments and select the green create button. Choose the peers you want to initially use to create an environment on, choose templates, give any name to your environment and click Build. After you setup applications and infrastructure you can enable dynamic matching which will use rules you provide to find peers for you that satisfy your rules. Then your cloud can move around to adapt to load and or your own migration patterns to give you the best price and performance.

To add peers to your favorites go to Peers section, choose any peer and click Add to Favorites item.

You can earn Goodwill in many ways, one of them is adding peers to your favorites, once you add peers to your favorites. When you do your rewarded Goodwill. You can gain Goodwill in several ways. See how Goodwill works on the system here.

Goodwill (GW) is means for people to trade with one another in the Hub. Some people think of it as a currency because with it you can buy/rent resources from others to built cloud environments. For more information refer to:

To create organizations go to Organizations section, click Create Organization, enter Name, Type and Description, after click Save.

You can create different kinds of organizations on the Hub. But if you're an open source organization you can use GitHub based verification to validate your organization. If you have open repositories we automatically validate and help you get resources for free! Other organizations need to request approval from our admins. This can be directly requested after creating your organization from the Hub.

To contact admins on Hub, click message item and make sure Chat opens up, after text any user with an admin badge.

To see your billing history go to your profile Profile and select the Billing menu item.

Subutai Console

The Subutai Console is used to register peers with the Hub. You use the email and password associated with your Hub account to register. The icon to get the form looks like ... ?

To create environment (s) from Subuati Console go to Environment menu section and select Environments. Here you can choose templates to install applciations into your own cloud (you can click on templates or drag&drop them), give the containers they will create names, adjust sizes and just click Build.

To destroy environment you need to go to Environment section, Environments, scroll down the page, click X - item, on a dialog popup click Delete.

To add SSH key from Subutai Console, go to Environment section, Environments, scroll down the page to your environment, click Add item, on a popup window Upload or either copy/paste SSH key.

To remove SSH key from environment using Subutai Console go to Environment section, Environments, scroll down the page to your environment, click Remove item.

To remove or add containers to your environment go to Environment section, Environments or Containers, scroll down the page, click Edit item then add or remove containers.


To update Tray go to Tray, About and if update is available click Update item.

To update P2p go Tray, About and if update is available click Update item.

To update Resource Host using Tray, go to Tray , click About, if update is available click Update item.

To update Subutai Management using Tray, go to Tray - About, if update is available click Update item.

To update Subutai from Subutai console go to System - Updates, click Check item and if update is available click Update.

To generate SSH key go to Tray - SSH-keys management, click Generate New Key Pair, give it any name and click Save

To add SSH key to environment (s) go to Tray, SSH-keys management, choose any key, or generate a new one, after choose environment (s) you want to add keys to, and click Save Changes.

To launch Subutai console from Tray go to Tray - Launch, click Subutai console.

To launch Hub website from Tray, go to Tray - launch, click Hub website.

To see history of notifications, go to Tray - Notifications history

E2E plugin

Effortlessly secure the doors to your Subutai Cloud Security is utterly important in Subutai and this plugin helps keep you and your cloud secure. We use encryption, digital signatures, and keys all over the place. Even simple things you do involve complicated security operations behind the scenes. One of most important principles is to make sure your keys for performing these tasks are never transferred or taken off your computer to get into the wrong hands. To help enforce this, we have to make sure everything transferred is encrypted, or signed end-to-end. For more information follow the link:

To set up your PGP key make sure you have E2E plugin added to your extensions , link to E2E plugin: Add the E2E plugin to your extensions, click Generate, enter your email associated with Hub, after your key has been generated go to Hub, click User Settings icon (right next to your avatar) click Upload and Save.

Subutai Router

The Subutai Router is an adaptive Broadband Router and IoT Gateway device for homes, small and branch offices. In addition to using it like any other Wifi Router, it comes preinstalled with Subutai tuned and hardware accelerated. It's a ready to use plug and play Subutai appliance to power up and connect your computers and devices in minutes. Like the Subutai software, the hardware router can also be registered with the Hub to start sharing resources immediately. To learn more about Subutai Router follow the link:

No. You can use Subutai peers or any components,such as Tray and Hub, without having to buy the Subutai Router.

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  • Programmable Logic side: 154K System Logic cells, 360 DSP slices, 7.6 Mb BRAMs
  • 2x DDR4 SODIMM 4-8GB connected to Processor Subsystem (PS) and Programmable Logic (PL)
  • 1x SATA 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 Host Interface, 4x RAID-10 eMMC (controlled by FPGA) (256GB each at 800Mb/s)
  • Open source eMMC host controller ip core
  • 5 port Layer 2 Controlled Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 1x Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 LE Interface
  • 1x Raspberry Pi, 1x Arduino Uno R3, and 5x PMOD expansions connected to FPGA PL I/Os fully compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, Arduino Uno r3 shields and PMOD pinout.
  • 1x Trusted Platform Module 2.0 Security Chip Header (For Wallet Keys & Network HSM)
  • 1x Debug UART, 1x Mini Display Adapter, Subutai 6.x Firmware ready
  • Wide range power input (9-36V), maximum power consumption of 18W


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