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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
it up:

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
> added.
> 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
> root
> account. This can also be done by just specifying your GitHub
> account.
> 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
>    https://fai-project.org/FAIme/cloud
> If you have any comments, feature requests or feedback, do not
> hesitate to contact me.
Andrew Ruthven, Wellington, New Zealand
andrew@etc.gen.nz             | linux.conf.au 2018, Sydney, AU
  New Zealand's only Cloud:   |  Just a little bit of history
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