Re: FAI.me service now supports creation of VM disk images
This is very cool.
We can almost get OpenStack Glance to consume the generated images
openstack image create puck-faime
glance location-add \
--url https://images.fai-project.org/files/$your_file puck-faime
But it currently downloads the compressed file and stores the
compressed file, it doesn't even try to decompress it.
There is the potential to use a Glance Task to decompress the image,
but that requires someone with the admin role (a cloud operator) to set
Currently the only option is to get it locally, decompress it, then
upload the image.
On Tue, 2018-03-13 at 16:54 +0100, Thomas Lange wrote:
> A few days ago, the new feature of the FAI.me build service was
> Additionally to creating an installation image, FAI.me can now build
> bootable disk images. These disk images can be booted in a VM like
> KVM, Virtualbox or VMware or openstack.
> You can define a disk image size, select a language, set a user
> password, select a Debian distribution and enable backports just by
> one click. It's possible to add your public key for access to the
> account. This can also be done by just specifying your GitHub
> Several disk formats are supports, like raw (compressed with xz or
> zstd), qcow2, vdi, vhdx and vmdk. And you can add your own list of
> packages, you want to have inside this OS. After a few minutes the
> disk images is created and you will get a download link, including a
> log the the creation process and a link to the FAI configuration that
> was used to create your customized image.
> The new service is available at
> If you have any comments, feature requests or feedback, do not
> hesitate to contact me.
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