Creating VM templates

Up until now, we have been using the cirros template that we downloaded from the Ubuntu website to testing our cloud. We now need to create our own virtual machine templates that we can use. These templates need to be created as per the standards of our organization and this is how we like them best.

The following tools may be used to create the images. There are others as well, just choose the one that works best for you depending on the images that you are trying to build. As an example VMBuilder that ships with Ubuntu can only create Ubuntu images:

  • Oz
  • Packer
  • Disk image builder
  • VM builder

In this chapter, we will use a tool called Oz. This nifty little tool can install the operating system and represents it as disk images. It ...

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