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How to run windows on an openstack instance? [closed]

asked 2013-11-08 05:47:50 -0500

rony gravatar image

updated 2014-01-22 15:13:02 -0500

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I am trying to figure out how to run windows on an openstack instance. The intention is to host my application on the windows VM eventually and update the data in my applications db to trove.

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answered 2013-11-08 21:22:57 -0500

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updated 2013-11-12 21:42:08 -0500

Hi, how to create a Windows image for OpenStack:

How to create Windows OpenStack images

We have also a ready made Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation versions for KVM and Hyper-V:

OpenStack Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation images

Update: direct link to the Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation images: http://www.cloudbase.it/ws2012r2

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Thanks, i looked up this site, but couldn't find a link to download the image.

rony gravatar imagerony ( 2013-11-09 13:57:44 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-11-11 00:47:08 -0500

Anand TS gravatar image

Hi @rony,

please follow below link to launch your first windows instance in openstack :)

http://poolsidemenace.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/porting-windows-to-openstack/

Regards, Anand

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Thanks for the link. What I am about to ask is probably a little stupid. I do not have a physical server. So Installed redhat on a VM and wondering if I can install kvm on it and build the windows image.

rony gravatar imagerony ( 2013-11-11 00:58:10 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-11-08 15:07:30 -0500

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To run Windows in OpenStack, you will need to first create a Windows disk image, upload it into your OpenStack environment, and then use it to deploy instances.

One option for creating a Windows image is to boot the installer in a local virtual instance (using KVM or VirtualBox or something) and then configure it to meet your needs. You will probably need to add some drivers to make it work successfully with the virtio devices used by OpenStack.

This document covers the basics of getting a Windows image prepared.

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Thanks, i am new to this, do you have a detailed procedure? I tried following steps from an article found on the internet and upon executing the commands per the instructions it threw the below errors... Could not access KVM kernel module: No such file or directory failed to initialize KVM: No such file or directory Back to tcg accelerator. qemu: at most 2047 MB RAM can be simulated Any suggestions?

rony gravatar imagerony ( 2013-11-09 14:00:07 -0500 )edit

woops... did not notice the embedded link in your response. Taking a look at it now.

rony gravatar imagerony ( 2013-11-09 14:00:58 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-11-10 13:37:55 -0500

blagoycho gravatar image

Hi, Few remarks: - install virtio network/disk/ballooning drivers https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Virtualization_Host_Configuration_and_Guest_Installation_Guide/form-Virtualization_Host_Configuration_and_Guest_Installation_Guide-Para_virtualized_drivers-Mounting_the_image_with_virt_manager.html

  • make sure you do a sysprep of the windows image before upload it to glance

Good luck!

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Thanks. Can i run kvm on a linux vm as opposed to a physical server to build the windows image for openstack?

rony gravatar imagerony ( 2013-11-11 02:33:05 -0500 )edit

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