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OpenNebula 3 Cloud Computing by Giovanni Toraldo

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Managing the disk images

OpenNebula includes an Image Repository component to ease the management of multiple disk images. Each disk image can contain an operating system or application data.

Even in this case, you need to prepare a template file to be submitted to OpenNebula frontend, in order to create a new disk image.

Template for operating system images

Let us see a simple OS disk image using the following code:

NAME = "Ubuntu Server" 
PATH = /tmp/ubuntu.img
TYPE = OS 
PUBLIC = YES 
DESCRIPTION = "Ubuntu server basic installation"

Please understand that you need to submit an existing disk image (with the operating system already installed). You can prepare a disk image using standard virtualization tools, such as virt-manager, VirtualBox, or the ...

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