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How do I boot from image and create a volume

asked 2017-07-20 11:02:01 -0500

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I want to create a new instance from an image using nova boot and create a new volume

In the help of nova boot I found the following:

--block-device-mapping <dev-name=mapping>
                                Block device mapping in the format <dev-

How do I know what ID to specify, the volume does not exist yet?

The command I have until now is:

nova boot cmdtest2 --flavor cirros64 --image cirros-0.3.4-x86_64-uec --block-device-mapping /deb/vda=<ID>:disk:10:False

What do I have to specify insted of <ID> ?

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answered 2017-07-20 21:06:48 -0500

updated 2017-07-20 21:09:26 -0500

Detailed intro to block device mapping: You want v2, which is done with the --block-device option of the nova boot command. The option you have been using, --block-device-mapping, is v1. I wouldn't recommend it.


nova boot --block-device source=image,id=IMAGE_ID,dest=volume,size=VOLUME_SIZE,bootindex=0 ...

I am not 100% certain about the size; is it required? If yes, I believe it's the size of the volume that you ask Nova to create.

By the way, it would seem that the openstack client doesn't have an equivalent option.

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