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From Ahmad Emneina <>
Subject Re: automating template creation and install
Date Tue, 14 May 2013 19:03:45 GMT
I suggest against any live CD. Experience shows that they dont behave like
their non live counterparts (bootable install iso). The bootloaders and
partition info differ so after installing to disk with a live cd,
templatize it, and tell hypervisor A, hey I'm booting an ubuntu vm... it
will fail miserably. I would do this outside of cloudstack on the desired
hypervisor, using pxe/tftpboot. You'll get a more reliable outcome.

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM, Chip Childers <>wrote:

> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 08:34:52AM -0400, Shane Witbeck wrote:
> > I'd like to automate the creation and install of VM templates.
> >
> > Is there a step-by-step procedure for doing this without using an
> existing VM or snapshot? There's a lot of useful info here:
> >
> >
> >
> > but I'd like to know how to take, say a plain Ubuntu ISO, and create a
> template from it which allows SSH to it.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Shane
> >
> I guess you could try using a live CD of some sort as an ISO to boot
> from.  However, I think what you are asking is:  I have the installation
> media...  how do I create a template from it?  That answer is what you
> said above!  You need to actually install the OS within a VM, and then
> you can create a template from that VM.

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