[CentOS-virt] Preferred method of provisioning VM images
S.Kieske at mittwald.de
Wed Jun 18 13:48:11 UTC 2014
I just dived a little in virt-builder and here are my findings:
1. It's awesome!
Am 18.06.2014 12:46, schrieb George Dunlap:
> So it looks like we might want to recommend three potential paths we
> could recommend people to explore:
> 1) For basic CentOS VMs, use a CentOS-provided cloud image, with our
> custom metadata tweaking script.
2. Why create a custom script if maybe virt-builder can handle it?
I don't know if you can point virt-builder to other images than
those on libguestfs.org, but this should be possible, include an centos
cloud-image on libguestfs.org and just use virt-builder
> 2) For more versatile image set-up and manipulation (including other
> operating systems), use virt-builder.
> 3) If you're thinking about using libvirt anyway, use virt-install and
> install from installation media.
3. as a fallback if virt-builder is not available or you don't got
the images from libguestfs.org cached or you don't have direct internet
access: ok, for other purposes I guess virt-builder should be enough?
> Does that sound reasonable?
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