1 step forward 2 steps back? openstack and img creation issues
February 20, 2013
dealing with image creation in all clouds is completely full of suck. I’d more or less come to terms on it with euca but now I’m trying to do the same thing with openstack and encountering some super-duper happy fun times.
I have a rhel6 img which works and boots – it is qcow2 based so it handles kernel updates, etc properly, yay. However it handles resizing the / filesystem exactly not at all.
If I make the rhel6 img an ami and upload kernel/ramdisk – it’ll resize (well dump it out) into a large filesystem – no problem – but it handles kernel updates not at all.
I would like to have both, I think I deserve to have both, i’ll be damned if any of my testing comes up with both. I’ve done a fair amount of googling and LOTS of things I’ve found say that the qcow2 or raw img should just work in either openstack essex or folsom but I am not having that experience.
Anyone have a suggestion?