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name: rvmb - Rapid VM builder
author: Miroslav Safr <miroslav.safr@gmail.com>
web: http://safrm.net/projects/rvmb
description: Rapid VM builder for qemu-kvm based portable VMs
Base use cases:
A. Portable VMs - can be run from usb drive or just copied (2 files) between 2 computers
(rvmb does not have to be even installed)
B. Rapid installation - there is no need to have anything (default targets or
own target file) to recreate standard VMs quickly and repetitavely
C. VM backing up - VM image can be zipped and restored by just copying one file
(6,4GB disk compressed to 1,3GB), QCOW2 images can also use qemu snapshots
D. Clonning environments - very easy clonning existing VM into the same environments
- install once reuse image many times
E. CI intergations - possible to run and control without gui (from for example jenkins)
content:
rvmb .................. main script
install.sh ............ installation (from source) script
Usage 1: Create and connect VM:
#check available targets
$ rvmb list-targets
#create and install VM
#there can be passed own configuration file based on teplate (-t <file>)
#or created clone of the same VM configuration (-c <number>)
$ rvmb install ubuntu-12.04-i386-desktop
#.. manual steps during installation
#running the VM
$ rvmb start ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386
#connect running VM
$ rvmb connect-ssh ubuntu-12.04-i386-desktop
Usage 2:Try live iso :
$ rvmb run-live-iso ubuntu-12.04-x86_64-desktop
Usage 3: Clone VM0 to VM1 and connect between 2 VMs :
Steps from Usage 1
rvmb start ubuntu-12.04-i386-desktop -c 1
#connect from VM0 to VM1
rvmb connect-ssh ubuntu-12.04-i386-desktop
VM0$ ssh 192.168.101.2 -p 8024
#connect from VM1 to VM0
rvmb connect-ssh ubuntu-12.04-i386-desktop -c 1
VM1$ ssh 192.168.101.2 -p 8023
Tested targets + ports table:
8XYZ
X .... distro + arch 0 ub-i386, 1 ub64b ..
Y ... release or type
Z .. instances (10 is enough)
ubuntu-12.04-i386-desktop 8001
ubuntu-12.04-x86_64-desktop 8101
ubuntu-12.04-x86_64-mini 8111
ubuntu-14.04-i386-desktop 8011
ubuntu-14.04-x86_64-desktop 8111
fedora-20-i586-desktop 8201
fedora-20-i586-mini 8211
fedora-20-i586-netinst 8221
fedora-20-x86_64-desktop 8301
fedora-20-x86_64-mini 8361