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Prepare Images from Scratch in Platform9 vCenter Environment with cloud-init

By Chris Wright

Cloud-init has emerged to the be de-facto multi-distribution package that handles early initialization of a cloud instance. For more information on cloud-init, refer here: https://cloudinit.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ This tutorial describes the steps… Read More

Customize a Windows Virtual Machine Instance with Cloudbase-init

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

Similar to cloud-init for Linux virtual machines, cloudbase-init can be used for Windows virtual machines. The below cloudbase script allows you to output some data to a text file: Sample… Read More

IP Address Assignment Fails for Scientific Linux 6.x – cloud-init version 0.7.4

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

Scientific Linux 6.x EPEL supports cloud-init version 0.7.4. This version of cloud-init has two known issues related to IP assignment to virtual machines (VM). a) Parse error for ifcfg-eth0 –… Read More

Populate OpenStack Glance Image Catalog for VMware vSphere

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

There are two types of images supported with Platform9’s Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere. You can use: VM Templates (automatically discovered from paired datastores) VMDK files (must be uploaded to the… Read More

Tutorial: Migrate a Windows VM from vSphere to KVM

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

In this guide, we will migrate a Windows VM from vSphere to KVM. Requirements A vSphere VM with one of the following operating systems (All 64 bit): Windows Server 2003… Read More

Customize a Virtual Machine Instance with Cloud-init

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

This Platform9 OpenStack tutorial describes tips on using various options to customize a virtual machine using cloud-init. Customize Virtual Machine Hostname Virtual machines deployed using cloud-init enabled images will by… Read More

Create an Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Machine Image from Scratch

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

If you wish to run Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machines on your Platform9 OpenStack cloud today, you have two options to get a Ubuntu 16.04 Image in your image catalog to… Read More

Create a Windows Virtual Machine Image from Scratch

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

This tutorial describes how to create and deploy Windows virtual machine images using Platform9. Platform9 currently does not support creating a new virtual machine from scratch. You need to use… Read More

How to prepare an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Image with Cloud-init

By Vamsi Chemitiganti

Cloud-init has emerged to the be de-facto multi-distribution package that handles early initialization of a cloud instance. For more information on cloud-init, refer here: https://cloudinit.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ This tutorial describes how to… Read More

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