[CentOS-devel] CentOS-6.4 OpenStack testing cloud images

Thu Oct 24 19:10:29 UTC 2013
Florian La Roche <Florian.LaRoche at gmx.net>

Hello Karanbir,

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 05:38:18PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Hi,
> CentOS-6.4 i386 and x86_64 images targetting OpenStack are now available
> for testing at http://dev.centos.org/centos/hvm/ Images are available
> for KVM, Hyper-V, VMware, Xen and any other HVM hypervisor.  Although,
> the 6.x kernel has the pv support enabled, so should work fine under
> paravirt Xen as well.

Works for me with OpenStack Havana with kvm and your qcow2 image.

> Images are published as raw, qcow2 qcow2compressed and vpc ( vhd ) for
> both i386 and x86_64 CentOS-6.4 The images represent media versions, and
> have not had an update run against them. Its highly recommended that in
> testing, please check this version *then* do a yum update and repeat
> tests to ensure that there is no test result change in the 6.4+updates
> tree's.
> Keeping in line with the general CentOS Cloud strategy, ie to help
> people migrate or investigate cloud instances, we expect the images to
> represent as close as possible to a real machine CentOS install ( ie. no
> cloud specific user, people use root to login, selinux is enabled ).

This is a very good decision.

Image logs good to the log output and console seems to wok fine.
Is there a root password setup? Ssh also accepts password login per default.
(My favourite would be a standard password people can login on the
console, but only allow ssh login via ssh keys. ??)

> With some exceptions like isdn support is removed, as is cups and
> bluetooth since those things make little sense on a cloud instance (
> nothing stopping the users from installing them later if they need to ).


> Also, cloud-init is included. This is based on the 0.7.x stream and
> based off sources published by Red Hat in their RHEL-Common/ tree.


> Apart from baseline testing, I am also looking for feedback on package
> manifests included in the images ( should we add something ? should we
> remove something ? ) and if there is any need / scope for publishing
> specific role images as well ? ( eg. should we do a LAMP image ? )

Minimal image first, this one looks good.

For people now looking at the new OpenStack Havana release: If you want
to setup your own test cloud ontop of CentOS-6.4, please have a look at

best regards,

Florian La Roche

P.S.: Will the script to setup this CentOS image also be available to
      allow for many stable/customized versions to show up?