[Libvir] [RFC]OpenVZ XML def
shuveb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 03:08:51 UTC 2007
> > > - os: that's probably one place where OpenVZ may be quite different
> > > from
> > > Xen and QEmu, still what does the string
> > > 'slackware-10.2-i386-minimal'
> > > mean ? Is that a pointer to a file ? If yes shouldn't the associated
> > > content be in the XML instead
> > OpenVZ supports only Linux. This item must reflect which distro the
> > user wants. Or are there better ideas?
> Is that distro a path on the main OS, a config file ?
Not a config file. It is the name of a template cache(just a tar file
containing a root fs). This is uncompressed to create the VM's new
root fs. Usually OpenVZ users will download several template caches,
one for each Linux distro. While creating a VM, the name of the distro
needs to be passed to the creation function. A ".tar.gz" is then
appended to the template name and that file is looked for at a
predesignated location. If it is found, it is untared to create the
new VM's root fs. Else -1. :-)
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