[Rdo-list] CentOS 6.5 Guest image file available now

Steven Dake sdake at redhat.com
Sat Jan 18 23:43:05 UTC 2014

On 01/17/2014 03:20 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> hi Guys,
> Worth noting that we are going to be pushing OpenStack specific images
> in a few days as well from the centos.org side; These are also the
> images we will work with vendors to upstream into various public
> openstack offerings.

Would you be opposed to adding the heat-cfntools RPM in the pre-built 
CentOS image that is OpenStack specific?  We do this for Fedora 20+ as 
well as RHEL 6.5.  The RPM is very small and has only one dependency 
IIRC and has no init scripts or any default startup that would result in 
breakage of the software.

Also, I'm unclear if your planning to add cloud-init to the image, but I 
would highly recommend cloud-init for your default images and this is 
mandatory to have Heat + CentOS + OpenStack integration.

The heat_cfntools package is necessary for using Heat with Openstack 
guest images.

If your not opposed, I've copied Jeff Peeler (Heat Core developer) to 
sort out the implementation details from an engineering perspective.


> One big difference is that we push an etc/cloud snippet to disable
> cloud-user and enable root logins ( without passwords ).
> These images ( for c5/c6 on 32bit/64bit ) are due to be pushed on the
> 22nd Jan, and will go via the regular distribution channels.
> - KB
> On 01/17/2014 05:59 PM, Mike Burns wrote:
>> Thanks to Joey Boggs for putting this together.
>> A prebuilt guest-image for CentOS 6.5 has been posted to the RDO yum
>> repository along with the kickstart used to generate it. [1]  This was
>> done in response to the conversation on IRC earlier.
>> The eventual plan would be to have this image owned and generated by the
>> CentOS community, perhaps as part of the Cloud SIG.  This is just a
>> stopgap measure until the SIG is up and running.
>> Let us know if you find any issues with it.
>> Thanks
>> Mike
>> [1] http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/openstack/guest-images/

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