[Openstack-operators] Using ami on openstack

Steve Gordon sgordon at redhat.com
Thu Feb 6 16:37:22 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Abhishek Lahiri" <aviostack at gmail.com>
> To: openstack-operators at lists.openstack.org
> Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:32:53 AM
> Subject: [Openstack-operators] Using ami on openstack
> Hi,
> Does anyone have concrete examples on how to run RHEL ami's on openstack?
> Specifically where can I get the RH or centOS ari and ami? How to get the
> ami from a running instance on AWS? If it is not possible to get an AMI then
> want is the best image type to build?
> Thanks
> Al

I can't help with ARI or AMI images specifically, but there is a RHEL guest image available for use on OpenStack clouds that use KVM hypervisors here (subscriber link only):


There is work under way to make equivalents for CentOS as well but in the meantime there is a build of one here:


In both cases the image is in QCOW2 format. If you are looking to "roll your own" I would refer to the "OpenStack Virtual Machine Image Guide":


Or the following Installation and Configuration Guide:




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