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==== VM images and configs for fast-vm ====
This repository provides files needed by fast-vm to use images available publicly.
Files are structured in directories per-distribution and there are additional
README files for distributions containing more information about provided files.

==== Image download locations ====
Images that can be used with files here can be downloaded from following locations:
Primary location (slow - only 10 Mbit/s)
Mirror locations (fast - up to 10000 Mbit/s)

Note: there are some distributions that prohibit distribution of images publicly.
(for example RHEL). Files provided for these distributions usualy contains scripts
that can be used to generate the fast-vm images if you have access to installation
media of these distributions.

==== System requirements ====
To use the hack files included in this repository you would need command
'guestfish' to be present and working on your system. In RPM based systems
like Fedora/RHEL/Centos/Debian you can install it using command below.

  # yum install libguestfs-tools-c
  # dnf install libguestfs-tools-c
  # apt-get install libguestfs-tools

Distributions that uses SELinux will need 'libguestfs' version that contains command
'selinux-relabel' for SELinux based hack files to work properly!

On RHEL/CentOS system this is included in version 1.32 while in original 'libguestfs'
packages this is available since version 1.34.

On Debian you can use the prebuild libguestfs appliance from following URL
Version 1.34 or later should be used. After downloading the archive unpack it to place
where users that will use fast-vm can read it. To instruct libguestfs to use this appliance
you need to export variable LIBGUESTFS_PATH with path to unpacked appliance.
Best place for this is either users .bashrc or system-wide bashrc/enviromental config file.

## Example in ~/.bashrc
export LIBGUESTFS_PATH=/var/tmp/appliance

==== UEFI support ( from fast-vm-1.0 ) ====
For images with UEFI support you will need OVMF UEFI firmware and UEFI variables.
These should be present on the paths below:
  - /usr/share/OVMF/OVMF_CODE.fd  (UEFI firmware)
  - /usr/share/OVMF/OVMF_VARS.fd  (UEFI variables)
The UEFI variables file is used as template for creating per-machine nvram file
with variables automatically by libvirt (check /etc/libvirt/qemu.conf for more detail).

==== Structure of this repository ====
<distribution name>/xml/*.xml             - libvirt XML files for fast-vm
<distribution name>/hacks/*       - fast-vm standard hack files
<distribution name>/xml/*-uefi.xml        - UEFI libvirt XML files for fast-vm
<distribution name>/hacks/*  - UEFI fast-vm standard hack files
archived/<distribution name>              - versions that reached their End of life

==== How to use images with files from here ====
Example of CentOS 7.3 image import.

1a. Import image directly from web to your fast-vm installation or
  # fast-vm import_image c7.3

1b. Download files manually to local filesystem and import them using command below
  # fast-vm import_image c7.3 6g__centos-7.3.img.xz centos-6.3-7.3.xml

2. Wait for import to finish.

3. Now you are ready to go to create a new fast-vm VM based on image you have imported
  # fast-vm create c7.3 42

==== How to contribute ====
Check the CONTRIBUTE files for more information.

==== Issues, Bugs, RFEs, questions, ... ====
Email author or open Issue on github for this repository.

==== Author ====
Onderj Famera <>
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