This repository is intended to allow for the easy creation and customization of cloud images for use on KVM based cloud computing infrastructures. We are using Packer to create repeatable images.
The steps provided here were tested on CentOS 6.
wget https://dl.bintray.com/mitchellh/packer/0.6.1_linux_amd64.zip -O packer.zip
unzip packer.zip -d /usr/local/bin
yum install -y libguestfs-tools-c
Download this repository
wget https://github.com/viglesiasce/cloud-images/archive/master.zip -O cloud-images-master.zip
Unzip this repository
Enter the directory of the image you'd like to create
packer build centos-packer.json
Sysprep the image
virt-sysprep -a output-qemu/*.raw
Once that process completes you will have a RAW image in the
output-qemu directory which is ready to be uploaded to your cloud of choice.
For example in Eucalyptus 4.0:
euca-install-image -i output-qemu/centos-6-base.raw --virtualization-type hvm -b centos-base -r x86_64 --name centos-base
Customizing your image
In order to customize your image change the parameters in the json file found in each distro's folder. Here you can change the size, output format, or provisioning/customization steps.
For more information on how to customize a Packer run please see: http://www.packer.io/docs
In order to contribute a new distro send a pull request with a new folder with the name of the distribution. This folder should contain all the artifacts necessary to create the most basic functioning cloud image based on this distribution.