Creating an OpenStack image

We can now create our custom OpenStack image, however, it is advisable to do so outside of our OpenStack installation. Also, you need to make sure that you do not have VirtualBox, Fusion, or similar virtualization technology, running on the system where you will be creating your image. We will be creating a KVM-based, CentOS image.

Getting ready

To begin with, ensure you are logged in to a Linux system that is not your OpenStack environment.

On Ubuntu, install the kvm/qemu and libvirt libraries:

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virt-manager

Start the libvirt-bin service with the following command:

sudo start libvirt-bin

On CentOS or RHEL:

sudo yum groupinstall "Virtualization" "Virtualization Platform"
sudo chkconfig ...

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