Re: Providing official virtualisation images of Debian
On Tue, 2011-07-26 at 21:07 +0200, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> Vincent Bernat <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb:
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> > Lucas Nussbaum <email@example.com> disait=C2=A0:
> >>> What virtualisation solutions should be supported?
> >>> - Virtual Box seems like a natural candidate since it's free and
> >>> included since Squeeze.
> >>> - Vmware has a significant installed base and is relevant, although
> >>> proprietary
> >>> - Microsoft Virtual PC is likely also needed
> >>> - Qemu
> >>> - Citrix XenServer?
> >> - images for cloud infrastructures (AMI -- Amazon Machine Image)
> > I was about to ask the same. Those images seem very popular for
> > Ubuntu. Maybe we are missing something by not providing them. I remember
> > that those images can be used with Eucalyptus as well (no need to use
> > Amazon).
> The process is detailed here:
> I have no experience with Amazon EC2. It says "All AMIs are loaded from Amazon S3 storage.".
> Does this mean Debian would need to rent Amazon storage space, which would be
> made accessible to the world by granting access rights or similarly?
I understood it to mean that as a user wanting to deploy an AMI I would
have to first upload it to my s3 account and then reference it from
there to create VM images.
Optionally as a convenience to users a provider of AMI images such as
Debian could upload a publically accessible image and provide references
to it, but I don't see that we would be obliged to do so. However if the
overall cost is low or a sponsor can be found then I think we should try
to do this though, it seems to be common practice.
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