VMBuilder plans during R

Registered by Serge Hallyn on 2012-10-03

vmbuilder was once the supported method for creating virtualization images under Ubuntu. It has now been deprecated in favor of use of cloud images and other image creation tools. 'oz' is favored as a replacement as it essentially wraps the (fully supported and tested) ubuntu installer.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Dave Walker
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Ubuntu Server
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None

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Comments:
  * The Cloud Image build process uses a forked branch for building Hardy and Lucid. The deprecation of vmbuilder will not affect Ubuntu Cloud images. <utlemming>
  * oz is at http://docs.openstack.org/essex/openstack-compute/admin/content/oz.html
  * oz source is located at:
    * https://github.com/clalancette/oz
    * https://github.com/clalancette/oz/wiki

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[louis] document use of cloud images in kvm in the server guide: DONE
[motu] package oz (see links above): POSTPONED
[smoser] update https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC/Images for cloud-localds: DONE
[racb] write wrapper for "launch me an image" for libvirt: POSTPONED