Announcing ami-creator

Jeremy Katz katzj at fedoraproject.org
Tue Dec 14 16:06:19 UTC 2010


appliance-tools is using python-imgcreate as well.  But appliance-creator
a) Creates a whole disk image vs the weird partition only type of thing that
ec2 expects.  ec2-converter tries to then convert the image after the fact,
but is in serious need of love
b) Doesn't really know about the fact that you can boot custom kernels via
pvgrub now.  This opens up whole new worlds (yay not running the Fedora 8
kernel!) but you actually have to know about it to set up the initrd and
grub correctly

appliance-creator is perfect for the case that you want to have a disk image
that you can load into virt-manager, vmware or the like.  There are just
different needs.

The beauty is that the same kickstart config can get used for
appliance-creator, livecd-tools, ami-creator and also to install to your
actual physical hardware.

- Jeremy

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Jay Greguske <jgregusk at redhat.com> wrote:

> How is this different from appliance-tools? Can this do anything
> appliance-tools can't with the right ks file?
>
> - Jay
>
>
> On 12/13/2010 09:34 PM, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > Hey everyone --
> >
> > After fighting with too many different tools where none of them acted
> > like I wanted last week, I've gone ahead and put together a simple app
> > that uses all of the python-imgcreate stuff[1] to generate an image
> > that's usable for an AMI in EC2.  Very simple: kickstart file in, disk
> > image out.  I still need to put in the pieces to auto-bundle and upload
> > the image if desired, but at this point, it's already very useful to me
> > at least.  If others find it useful, I can take the next steps of
> > packaging it up for Fedora, etc.
> >
> > git repo at
> > http://fedorapeople.org/gitweb?p=katzj/public_git/ami-creator.git and
> > announcement blog post at
> > http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/announcing-ami-creator/.
> >
> > - Jeremy
> >
> > [1] Same base pieces as livecd-creator and lives in the same source repo.
> >
> >
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