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2014-09-27 02:14:44 -0600 answered a question When will juno repository be available in RDO?

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I'm testing it on CentOS7 right now, remember to install EPEL (and use CONFIG_USE_EPEL=y in the answer file) and disable SELinux.

2014-08-11 04:58:41 -0600 commented answer VM s cannot access API endpoints

In Neutron with VLAN driver, instances will live on a specified VLAN (their traffic will be tagged with a specific VLAN ID, that is). If you controllers have interfaces in the same VLAN and expose the API's there, then your instances will be able to use those API's (done it in the past).

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2013-10-04 14:19:58 -0600 answered a question Help adding windows image

This is what I did on Folsom, I suppose it's still current. I used Windows 2012 ISOs for this:

  1. Download the virtio drivers from (Fedora), place it with the Windows ISO
  2. Using (virtmanager) connect to a linux KVM host (you can use one of the compute nodes of Openstack!), create a new VM, use standards but don't start it.
  3. Edit the VM: remove the IDE disk, create a new qcow2 disk with virtio bus and attach; create a second IDE cdrom and attach the virtio drivers iso. Set the NIC to virtio too.
  4. Start the machine, at the disk selection screen, load the drivers from the second cdrom, the disk will appear and you can now install
  5. Boot, enable RDP, open Device Manager and install all the missing drivers (use the virtio iso). Be sure the network is set to DHCP and shutdown the KVM vm.

Now, in my case, the image was too big for glance to import (timeout); I then shrink it with (look into /var/lib/libvirt/images for the file):

# qemu-img convert -c -O qcow2 <input image>.img <output-image>.img

. Final size was ~8GB for a Windows 2012 with GUI. Now I can import it:

 # glance image-create --name="Windows" --is-public=true --container-format=ovf --disk-format=qcow2 < /var/lib/libvirt/images/windows.img
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