[Openstack-operators] Creating image from running VM

Alexandra Kisin KISIN at il.ibm.com
Mon Dec 17 15:15:23 UTC 2012

Hello guys.

I have a running VM which is not running on Openstack environment. I want
to create an image from this VM (which is installed with CentOS 6.2) and
register it as a basic image in Openstack environment.
The problem is that this VM was installed with following partitions:
  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/vda1   *           3        1018      512000   83  Linux
/dev/vda2            1018       20806     9972736   8e  Linux LVM

There is a /boot partition and 2 Logical volumes lv_root and lv_swap which
are mapped to /root fs and swap.
I've tried to get rid of /boot and swap partitions but the new created
image was not bootable.

Please advise what is the best way to convert this VM to OpenStack format.

Thank you.

Alexandra Kisin
Servers & Network group, IBM R&D Labs in Israel
Unix & Virtualization Team

More information about the OpenStack-operators mailing list