Subutai FAQ

General

Operating systems
Subutai can be installed on operating systems such as:
  • 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, to see which operating systems can have Subutai installed check this link. Secondly, make sure you have a RAM above 6 GB.

Thirdly, check if Virtualization support is enabled on your machine, if not check this link for more info on how to enable it : https://www.howtogeek.com/213795/how-to-enable-intel-vt-x-in-your-computers-bios-or-uefi-firmware/

Subutai is an open-source project and platform that lets anyone share, barter or rent computer resources to create clouds from the edge rather than centralized locations. Available devices can attach to these clouds hovering on the edge. We started calling it Social Cloud Computing, but technically, Subutai is a dynamic p2p multi-cloud made possible thanks to Lightweight Linux Containers and software-defined networking. Think Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud, but running on your computers and the computers of social contacts who share their computer resources with you. Or, think AirBnB on computers for the people's cloud.

Tray is a cross platform C/C++ UI application that is NOT short living. Meaning it runs for a long time. This is important because it means it has to endure without memory leaks, segmentation faults, and various other problems. Meaning long running applications and servers need to be a bit more efficient and robust.

Subutai Hub —Cloud commerce software platform, reputation system, and search engine for tracking peers and resources. Link to Hub: https://hub.subut.ai/login

Subutai Console is an application that exposes Peer functionality to end users and allows local peer to be registered with and manipulated by Hub. It allows to gather separate physical machines with our subos installed on them into one local data center that can be managed after installing a management snap on one of them which essentially installs the console. The resources of separate machines in the datacenter afterwards can be sold/shared/bartered with other users via our Subutai Hub, for more information follow the link: https://github.com/subutai-io/base/wiki/How-it-works

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: https://github.com/subutai-io/browsers/wiki/Subutai-E2E-Plugin

To set up your PGP key make sure you have E2E plugin added to your extensions , link to E2E plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/subutai-e2e-plugin/ffddnlbamkjlbngpekmdpnoccckapcnh

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.

Hub

First, make sure, you have added peers to your favorites, or have one installed and running, after you haved added peers to your favorites, go to Environments, choose a peer or peers you want to create environments on, choose templates, give any name to your environment and click Build.

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 peer (s) to your favorites you will be rewarded with 15 Goodwill.

There are several ways to earn Goodwill:

  • Adding peers to your favorites brings you 15 Goodwill
  • Registering a fresh peer with Hub brings you 100 Goodwill
  • Inviting friends brings you 50 Goodwill
  • Creating an environment for the first time brings you 50 Goodwill
  • Upgrading your peer and its components brings you 50 Goodwill
  • Reporting a bug (s) brings you 20 Goodwill
  • Setting up PGP key brings you 25 Goodwill

Goodwill (GW) is Hub’s internal currency, with goodwill people can buy/rent resources in Hub and built environments on them. GW cannot be converted to real money. For more information you can refer to: https://subutai.io/goodwill.html

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

Every organization will be moderated by the Admins of the Hub, once organization is verified Admins will change the status of the organization. You can also contact Admins to get verification faster.

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

To see your billing history go to Profile - Billing

Subutai Console

To register a peer with Hub, open up Subutai console, click Register Peer item, enter an email associated with Hub and its password, give your peer any name and click Register.

To register with Hub you can use this link : https://hub.subut.ai/register or click Register Peer item and click Sign up item.

To create environment (s) from Subuati Console go to Environment section , Environments, choose templates (you can click on templates or drag&drop them) give it a name and 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.

Heartbeat is a protocol that allows Subutai Console communicate with Hub. Peer sends a periodic heartbeat to Hub to find out if there is any new command to execute . Hub sends empty response in case there is no commands, this heartbeat effectively works as ping, if there are commands to be executed by peer, Hub appends them into heartbeat response.

To send a heartbeat go to Subutai Console, Online item (located at the header of the console) click Send Heartbeat item.

Tray

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: https://github.com/subutai-io/browsers/wiki/Subutai-E2E-Plugin

To set up your PGP key make sure you have E2E plugin added to your extensions , link to E2E plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/subutai-e2e-plugin/ffddnlbamkjlbngpekmdpnoccckapcnh 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: https://github.com/subutai-io/liquid-router/wiki

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

Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5Ghz), Dual-Core ARM Cortex-R5 Real Time Processing Unit (600Mhz), ARM Mali™-400 MP2 Graphics Processing Unit (667Mhz GPU)

  • 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

GETTING STARTED

If you feel excited enough to get involved with any of these Social Cloud Computing areas please let us know!