[openstack-dev] Havana image interchange & other image conversion tools

Kashyap Chamarthy kchamart at redhat.com
Fri Apr 19 06:08:47 UTC 2013

On 04/19/2013 02:15 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> I'm not at the Portland conference, but I was sent this link a couple
> of days ago:
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/havana-image-interchange
> We've been developing open source tools in this area for about 3
> years.  Firstly virt-v2v[1] & virt-p2v which could "just" do
> {physical, ESX, RHEL, RHEL Xen} -> KVM.  Now guestconv[2] which will
> shortly do that, plus bidirectional conversion, partial image copies,
> resizing and more.
> This work is funded by Red Hat, and is all 100% open source and
> developed in the open (see #libguestfs on FreeNode).  We have a team
> of 5 people, and a huge amount of real production experience with
> customers using the old virt-v2v.
> Also, libguestfs has lots of tools which could be useful for OpenStack
> users, for example:
> http://libguestfs.org/virt-df.1.html
> http://libguestfs.org/virt-resize.1.html
> http://libguestfs.org/virt-sysprep.1.html
> http://libguestfs.org/virt-sparsify.1.html
> We want to work closely with OpenStack, changing things if necessary
> to make it work well on OpenStack.
> So I guess what I want to do is open up a discussion about this and
> ask what we can do to help here.


Not to be undermined - As a user of this project since its inception, the sheer amount of
detailed technical documentation for libguestfs usage, the C API (guestfs), the bindings
associated w/ libguestfs is almost unparallel.

	- http://libguestfs.org/
	- http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html

> Rich.
> [1] http://libguestfs.org/virt-v2v/
> [2] https://github.com/mdbooth/guestconv


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