Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Turnkey Linux Hub Taps Ubuntu and Amazon to Manage Web Apps in the Cloud

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-04-15
 
 
 

Shell in a Box

Turnkey Linux appliances ship with a Web-based terminal application.

Shell in a Box

Console Configuration Application

Turnkey appliances abide by typical Ubuntu system administration conventions, but also sport a simple console app for configuring networking.

Console Configuration Application

Turnkey Linux Backup and Migrate (TKLBAM)

The platform's backup and restore utility creates encrypted backups of files, databases and lists of installed packages and stores them on Amazon's S3 service.

Turnkey Linux Backup and Migrate (TKLBAM)

Launch on EC2

It was easy to launch Turnkey Linux software appliances on Amazon EC2 from the project's Hub interface.

Launch on EC2

Launch on vSphere

I used OVF-formatted Turnkey Linux images to deploy the appliances on VMware vShpere.

Launch on vSphere

phpMyAdmin

Also among the Web-based admin apps that ship with Turnkey Linux is phpMyAdmin.

phpMyAdmin

EC2 Security Groups

I was interested to find a utility in the Turnkey Linux Hub interface for configuring the security policies that control network access for EC2 instances.

EC2 Security Groups

Webmin

I could configure TKLBAM via the command line or through a Webmin module.

Webmin

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