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asked 2013-07-02 09:54:46 -0500

PT_C gravatar image

I currently have a bootable iso ,rhel-server-6.4-x86_64-dvd.iso, that I want to use in OpenStack. I can upload the image to the dashboard but after that it becomes useless when associated to an instance (no ssh, no ping, no floating IP, etc.)

My question is is there anything else that i need to do to the iso in order to make it work with OpenStack? Whether its through the command line or something else. It might be that I can't even use it, idk thats why im asking.

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answered 2013-07-02 10:21:22 -0500

armando-migliaccio gravatar image

updated 2013-07-02 10:21:50 -0500

Have a look at here:

Image management

and in particular:

Creating Custom Images

See if they help!

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Yeah I've looked at those lol I'm still confused because when I launch the instance there's no install process for RHEL or anything and then it becomes useless. I'm thinking that the iso needs to be booted differently so it can install properly with all networking capabilities.

PT_C gravatar imagePT_C ( 2013-07-02 10:28:02 -0500 )edit

I'd rather use an existing image/iso rather than create one manually if possible

PT_C gravatar imagePT_C ( 2013-07-02 10:28:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-03 09:29:07 -0500

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I have a related problem, I have created a image with qemu-img command and I have used that image to install RHEL6.4.

I cleaned mac info and ip info and uploaded the image to glance, but when I use that image to create a instance, I could see the boot menu but after that screen turns blank and I could not see anything after that

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Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2013-07-03 09:43:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-03 03:08:09 -0500

chen-li gravatar image

You can download Ubuntu images from here:

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So I'm assuming that I can download one of the images, immediately upload it to OpenStack, create a VM and be able to ssh to it? Because that hasn't been working for me. I have no experience with virtualization so I apologize for the triviality of my question.

PT_C gravatar imagePT_C ( 2013-07-03 09:27:26 -0500 )edit

Also can everything be done from the dashboard or is uploading images to glance from the terminal different?

PT_C gravatar imagePT_C ( 2013-07-03 09:43:23 -0500 )edit

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