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Re: [Xen-API] boxgrinder

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Dave Scott <Dave.Scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Sergio,


Thanks for the pointers – I’m new to this kind of thing so I’ll definitely check them out.

My pleasure. 

Forgot to add this related stuff, can be easily converted to XAPI using fog/xenserver:





From: el.caniggia@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:el.caniggia@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sergio Rubio
Sent: 22 June 2012 09:50
To: Dave Scott
Cc: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] boxgrinder


Hi Dave,


You could be interested in chaining that with https://github.com/bvox/boxgrinder-xenserver-platform-plugin


A little bit of fog/xenserver glue could also easily produce a BG delivery plugin (https://github.com/bvox/fog-xenserver-examples), or you could use "knife xenserver template create" (https://github.com/bvox/knife-xenserver) to import them in a not-so-automated-fashion.


It's not my intention to spam with our stuff. Hope that helps!




On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Dave Scott <Dave.Scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I've been playing with boxgrinder


and using it to make CentOS VMs from simple 'spec' files. I'm interested to see if we could use it to produce 'driver domain' VM images.

In case it's useful to anyone else, I've just written a python program to import a generated VM directly into an XCP host:


After running boxgrinder-build, you run

$ import-boxgrinder.py -s http://server -u root -p password foo.xml

If someone wanted to, they could create a boxgrinder plugin to support deployment on XCP. There are already quite a few, including one for EC2. I would have tried this myself but I would have had to learn ruby first :-)


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