[nova] Spawning instance that will do PXE booting

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Thu Dec 2 00:09:58 UTC 2021

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your reply.

On 12/2/21 12:47 AM, Tony Liu wrote:
> Here is what I would do, not validated.
> * Create a network with DHCP disabled.
> * Launch a VM to support PXE boot.
> * Launch a VM on volume based on any image for PXE boot.
> * The default virtio nic works fine with PXE boot.
> * "virsh edit <instance>" to enable PXE boot on the compute node.

This isn't an option. To do "virsh edit", you need to have root access
to a compute node, and that's not what I would like to do: I'd like my
CI to run with a normal OpenStack account only, to make it easy for
people to reuse.

> * "soft reboot" VM should bring VM to PXE boot.
> I prefer to do this with virsh/libvirt directly, which is much easier.
> Tony


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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