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From Nux! <>
Subject Re: Packer for XenServer VHDs
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:31:14 GMT
Hi Tim,

I think cloud-init is a must. I am maintaining CentOS building at using
virt-install+kickstarts ( ).


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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Mackey" <>
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 03:57:45
> Subject: Packer for XenServer VHDs

> Everyone,
> I've been extending a XenServer builder some of the XenServer engineering
> team have been working on to produce a VHD which would be suitable for
> upload as a template.   CentOS 7 is my guest OS type and have the XenServer
> tools going in and guest password script running as a systemd service.
> From my perspective this is goodness, and I'll be showing at FOSDEM, but I
> wanted to double check if there is more I should add in to make this as
> usable as possible.  If anyone has experience with CentOS 7 templates and
> can share any gotchas, I can see if I can take care of them in the packer
> provisioners.  My plan is to also have samples for CentOS 6.5 and Ubuntu
> 14.04, and those look more straight forward, but any gotchas someone wants
> to point out will be welcome.
> Thanks
> -tim

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