[et-mgmt-tools] VM Images (take 2)

David Lutterkort dlutter at redhat.com
Tue Jul 24 22:34:44 UTC 2007


I've updated the patches [1] for virt-inst that deal with machine
images. The XML format has changed some since the inital patches. Main

      * the os type/variant business has been removed from the XML.
        Instead, the features section now allows specifying acpi/apic
        directly, e.g. '<acpi state="off"/>' (right now, this requires
        some patches [2] to libvirt, too; without them, virt-image will
        complain that it can't find a suitable boot descriptor)
      * the <disks> section in the <boot> elements has been changed so
        that each disk mapping corresponds to a <drive> element instead
        of being in <disks>/<map>
      * the various hardware info (vcpu, memory, interface, graphics)
        are in a devices section
      * the <machine> tag is now called <domain>

For details of the format, look at the example image.xml, and the
Relax-NG grammar, image.rng.


[1] http://people.redhat.com/dlutter/virt-image/
[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2007-July/msg00395.html

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