[Openstack] a flavor with no disk nor ephemeral storage ?
landru at telecom-lille.fr
Mon Jul 22 15:16:12 UTC 2013
>Of course you can. Through command 'nova help flavor-create'， You will see how to make it.
Yes I read the manual before posting.
I can create a flavor with disk and ephemeral set to zero, but when I start VMs, each one makes a copy of the DVD image under /var/lib/nova/instances/_base. And each instance has a qcow files under /var/lib/nova/instances/instancexxxxxx/
What I need is several diskless virtual appliance clones booting from a single liveDVD iso image.
Is there a simple way to clone virual iso appliances with no extra storage load ?
In my case, I plan to have the liveDVD iso image file on ramdisk, and all diskless virtual appliance clones booting from that single ram located liveDVD.
This behviour is quite easy to implement on libvirt envrionment on a simple workstation, but now I want to transpose on an openstack environment for an "on demand cloning" service.
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De: "hzguanqiang" <hzguanqiang at corp.netease.com>
À: "Jacques LANDRU" <landru at telecom-lille.fr>
Cc: "openstack" <openstack at lists.launchpad.net>
Envoyé: Lundi 22 Juillet 2013 09:26:43
Objet: Re: [Openstack] a flavor with no disk nor ephemeral storage ?
On 2013-07-19 21:41, Jacques LANDRU <landru at telecom-lille.fr> wrote:
>For an academic cloud, I plan to deploy virtual lab appliance clones booting from a unique shared iso liveDVD file located on a ramdisk.
>Using "nova flavor-create" command, is there a way to create a new flavor with no disk, nor ephemeral storage for this kind of virtual machines ?
> Jacques Landru
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Of course you can. Through command 'nova help flavor-create'， You will see how to make it.
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