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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Creating an OpenStack image


We can now create our custom OpenStack image, however, it is advisable to do so outside of our OpenStack installation. Also, you need to make sure that you do not have VirtualBox, Fusion, or similar virtualization technology, running on the system where you will be creating your image. We will be creating a KVM-based, CentOS image.

Getting ready

To begin with, ensure you are logged in to a Linux system that is not your OpenStack environment.

On Ubuntu, install the kvm/qemu and libvirt libraries:

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virt-manager

Start the libvirt-bin service with the following command:

sudo start libvirt-bin

On CentOS or RHEL:

sudo yum groupinstall "Virtualization" "Virtualization Platform"
sudo chkconfig libvirtd on  
sudo service libvirtd start

On Fedora:

sudo yum groupinstall "Virtualization" "Virtualization Platform"
sudo systemctl enable libvirtd  
sudo systemctl start libvirtd

Ideally, you will also need a VNC client, though our example...