[CentOS-virt] Preferred method of provisioning VM images

Wed Jun 18 13:48:11 UTC 2014
Sven Kieske <S.Kieske at mittwald.de>

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?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Regards

Sven Kieske

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