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how to create image with virtio drivers and launch a vm

asked 2015-08-27 06:51:23 -0500

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updated 2015-08-28 00:53:14 -0500

I have two questions: 1. how to create ubuntu image with virtio drivers? 2. how to create a vm with image which has virtio drivers?, In the regular way can i create VM? Is there additional options needs to be provided?

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Which operating system?

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answered 2015-08-29 16:22:21 -0500

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The Virtual Machine Image Guide contains instructions for building images based on a number of operating systems including popular Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows. In case of the Linux distributions no special changes are required, the virtio drivers are already provided alongside the kernel in use. In the case of Microsoft Windows specific instructions are provided.

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answered 2015-08-30 05:50:13 -0500

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There are already built images (ready-made images) to be used with openstack , just import them via QCOW2 image format. If you want to create your own specific image then , you need to use virtual machine manager ( available in Linux) ,Create a vm on VMM and specify the virtio driver for hdd and network devices, It works with recent distribution of linux and works well with windows.

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