On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 05:25:22PM +0300, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:15:52PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > Arindam Choudhury wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >I am trying to provision virtual machines  to create a virtual
> > >machine cluster. If I try to transfer a pre-build virtual machine,
> > >its too time consuming and hard on network. So the idea of using
> > >bootstrap or kickstart seems better. Can any body point a good
> > >tutorial how to do this?
> > >
> > >Actually I have a master image and I have to copy it on all the
> > >nodes and create virtual machines. Is there any other way to do
> > >it?
> > >
> > Not having done such a thing with xen, I can only say that you can
> > do it with kvm, starting with a base image and making multiple copy
> > on write (COW) machines which pretty much create instantly and take
> > only as much disk space as the changed data. I would hope the xen
> > tools would support a similar approach, but I can't tell you how to
> > do it. Roll out of a name machine is five minutes or so, start the
> > new VM with a fresh MAC address so your DHCP server gives it a
> > unique IP, set the name and services and go.
> > 
> > I present this since you asked, not as a recommendation to do it the way I 
> > do...
> >
> 
> Yes there are many ways to do it.
> You could use qemu qcow image files, or LVM snapshots, or whatever really..
> 

.. with Xen.


-- Pasi


> 
> 
> > >Regards,
> > >Arindam
> > >
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> > Bill Davidsen <david...@tmr.com>
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> > taken the first step. The steps are many, but finite in number, and if
> > we persevere we will reach our destination.  -me, 2010
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