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Howto create a desired distro template? [message #23579] Tue, 20 November 2007 14:42 Go to next message
Donatas is currently offline  Donatas
Messages: 2
Registered: August 2007
Junior Member
From: openvz.org
Hi,

I need to create a scientific linux 3.0.8 template, and only from this
distro and it's version. Centos, as a replacement, doesn't workd for this
deal.

http://wiki.openvz.org/OS_template_cache_preparation only shows, howto
create templates only from
metadata<http://openvz.org/download/template/metadata/>,
and my distro isin't there.

So any ideas about this? maby there's a way, tho create a template from
files in iso, or install a distro on other hdd and somehow put whole stuff
in openvz's envirement?
Re: Howto create a desired distro template? [message #23580 is a reply to message #23579] Tue, 20 November 2007 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gregor Mosheh is currently offline  Gregor Mosheh
Messages: 62
Registered: April 2007
Member
From: openvz.org
Hi, Donatas.
I was faced with this same ordeal, as I am a OS creator/maintainer 
myself. Attached is our procedure, though you'll find that large parts 
of it don't apply to you (e.e. removing inetd and using xinetd instead, 
installing Nagios). Still, with this documentation and VMWare you should 
be on a good start as far as trimming down a VMWare machine running a 
OS, into a template cache.

Cheers.

-- 
Gregor Mosheh / Greg Allensworth
System Administrator, HostGIS cartographic development & hosting services
http://www.HostGIS.com/

"Remember that no one cares if you can back up,
  only if you can restore." - AMANDA

Creating a new "Host Template Cache" for HostGIS Linux

This document describes how to use VMWare to create a new VM,
install HostGIS Linux (HGL) on it and tweak the system into shape,
and then create a Host Template Cache (a compressed VE image) for
use in OpenVZ.


***** CREATING THE VM

Start by creating a new VM in VMWare. The stats can be minimal, and there
is no need to create the entire disk at once during the setup.
   * Create the disk as SCSI.

Then install HGL.
  * Create a small partition at the end of the disk for swap. Some swap
    is technically necessary, but since you'll never in fact be using it,
    a few MB should be fine.
  * Do set the timezone properly. The internal clock does not use UTC/GMT.
  * Select the default mouse, but do NOT enable GPM at startup.
  * Hostname:  template   Domain: internal.lan
  * IP config:  as appropriate for your LAN
  * Nameserver: no
Reboot into your new HGL install.


Now we want to tweak it into a usable template.
Go ahead and login to the VM.




***** REPLACE INETD WITH XINETD

removepkg inetd
rm -f /etc/inetd.conf* /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd

cd /tmp
wget --header="Host: xinetd.org" http://204.152.188.37/xinetd-2.3.14.tar.gz
tar zxvf xinetd*.gz
cd xinetd*
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
make && make install
mkdir /etc/xinetd.d
cat >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local <<EOF

# xinetd
/usr/sbin/xinetd
EOF
cat > /etc/xinetd.conf <<EOF
defaults
{
        log_type        = SYSLOG daemon notice
        log_on_success  = HOST EXIT DURATION
        log_on_failure  = HOST ATTEMPT
        instances       = 30
        cps             = 50 10
}
includedir /etc/xinetd.d
EOF



***** BASIC FILE SECURITY SETTINGS

# clear out old/dummy SSL certificates
mv /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf /tmp ; rm -r /etc/ssl/* ; mv /tmp/openssl.cnf /etc/ssl

# fix file permissions
find / -mount -nouser -exec chown root {} \; &
find / -mount -nogroup -exec chgrp root {} \; &
for i in \
   /bin/ping /bin/mount /bin/ping6 /bin/umount /usr/bin/rcp /usr/bin/rsh /usr/bin/chfn \
   /usr/bin/chsh /usr/bin/crontab /usr/bin/chage /usr/bin/traceroute6 /usr/bin/traceroute \
   /usr/bin/expiry /usr/bin/newgrp /usr/bin/passwd /usr/bin/gpasswd /usr/bin/rlogin \
   /usr/libexec/ssh-keysign /usr/libexec/pt_chown /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_dhcp \
   /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_icmp /usr/bin/wall /usr/bin/write
   do chmod u-s $i ; done

# fix Apache's configuration:
# add ServerTokens prod
# go to the htdocs Directory definition and change Indexes to -Indexes
# delete the entries for phpmyadmin and phppgadmin and tilecache
vi /etc/apache/httpd.conf

# keep FTP users chrooted:
echo "" >> /etc/proftpd.conf
echo "# keep all users chrooted to their homedir" >> /etc/proftpd.conf
echo "DefaultRoot ~" >> /etc/proftpd.conf

# allow the mailq to be checked by anybody:
chgrp smmsp /var/spool/mqueue
chmod g+rx /var/spool/mqueue

# disable the root and user accounts
# by changing the password for root and user to a ! character.
vi /etc/shadow




***** UPGRADES AND SECURITY PATCHES

The default HGL you used may require some software to be reinstalled, since new versions
and critical bugfixes may have been released since that version of HGL was released.
Follow these instructions, and also update them aas necessary for the appropriate versions
and to remove paragraphs when a revision of HGL comes out that no longer requires them.

/etc/rc.d/rc.pgsql stop
cd /tmp
wget --passive-ftp ftp://ftp.us.postgresql.org/pub/mirrors/postgresql/source/v8.2.4/postgresql-8.2.4.tar.bz2
tar jxvf postgresql-8.2.4.tar.bz2
cd postgresql-8.2.4
LDFLAGS=-lstdc++ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
        --with-perl --with-python --with-openssl \
        --enable-thread-safety --enable-integer-datetimes
make && make install

vi /var/lib/pgsql/postmaster.conf     # set stats_row_collector=on




***** NAGIOS: THE HEALTH-MONITORING SYSTEM

groupadd nagios
useradd -g nagios -d /usr/local/nagios -m nagios
echo "nrpe             5666/tcp  # Nagios NRPE" >> /etc/services

cd /tmp
wget http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagiosplug/nagios-plugins-1.4.6.tar.gz
tar zxvf nagios-plugins-*.tar.gz ; cd nagios-plugins-*
./configure && make all && make install
cd /tmp
wget http://umn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagios/nrpe-2.6.tar.gz
tar zxvf nrpe-2.6.tar.gz ; cd nrpe-2.6
./configure && make && cp src/nrpe /usr/local/nagios/nrpe

for plugin in \
   check_wave check_users check_ups check_time check_tcp check_swap check_ssh check_ssmtp \
   check_spop check_simap check_smtp check_sensors check_rpc check_real check_pop check_ping \
   check_overcr check_oracle check_nwstat check_nt check_nntps check_nntp check_nagios \
   check_mysql_query check_mrtgtraf check_mrtg check_log check_jabber check_ircd \
   check_imap check_ifstatus check_ifoperstatus check_icmp check_http check_ftp check_flexlm \
   check_file_age check_dummy check_disk_smb check_dig check_dhcp check_clamd check_by_ssh \
   check_breeze check_apt check_udp
do rm -f /usr/local/nagios/libexec/$plugin ; done

cat > /usr/local/nagios/nrpe.cfg <<EOF
# NRPE Config File
pid_file=/var/run/nrpe.pid
debug=0
command_timeout=60
connection_timeout=300

# And now the list of allowed check-commands:
command[check_disk]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_disk -w 20% -c 10% -m /
command[check_dns]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_dns www.google.com
command[check_load]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_load -w 5,5,5 -c 8,8,8
command[check_mailq]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_mailq -w 10 -c 20
command[check_mysql]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_mysql -d gisdata -H localhost -u gisdata -p password
command[check_pgsql]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_pgsql -d gisdata -H localhost -l gisdata -p password
command[check_ntp]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ntp -H pool.ntp.org
command[check_crond]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -u root -c 1: --command=crond
command[check_syslogd]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -u root -c 1:1 --command=syslogd
command[check_xinetd]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -u root -c 1:1 --command=xinetd
EOF

cat > /etc/xinetd.d/nrpe <<EOF
# description: NRPE for Nagios
service nrpe
{
   socket_type     = stream
   protocol        = tcp
   wait            = no
   user            = nagios
   server          = /usr/local/nagios/nrpe
   server_args     = -c /usr/local/nagios/nrpe.cfg --inetd
   only_from       = __HOSTIP__
}
EOF

chown -R nagios:nagios /usr/local/nagios
chmod -R o-rwx /usr/local/nagios
chmod go-rwx /etc/xinetd.d




***** OTHER UNNECESSARY STUFF

rm -rf /lib/modules /boot /dev/.udev /usr/doc /usr/info /media

cd /var/log/packages
for pkg in \
   hotplug-* hdparm-* devmapper-* udev-* usbutils-* pciutils-* module-init-tools-* \
   mdadm-* floppy-* lvm2-* phpMyAdmin-* phppgAdmin-* raidtools-* reiserfsprogs-* \
   smartmontools-* sysfsutils-* syslinux-* wireless_tools.* quota-* iptables-*
do removepkg $pkg ; done
# slackpkg doesn't work on 64-bit systems
removepkg slackpkg
rm -rf /etc/slackpkg

# prune init's getty
edit /etc/inittab and delete everything after entry l6 (runlevel 6)
init q

# clean out the fstab and mtab files
( cd /etc ; rm -f fstab mtab ; ln -s ../proc/mounts mtab )
echo "proc     /proc      proc     defaults    0  0" >> /etc/fstab
echo "devpts   /dev/pts   devpts   mode=0620   0  0" >> /etc/fstab

# the startup sequence and services, even the firewall
cd /etc/rc.d
rm -f rc.gpm-sample rc.hotplug rc.ip_forward rc.modules rc.scanluns  rc.serial rc.udev rc.sysvinit rc.firewall
vi rc.syslog    # delete all mentions of klogd
vi rc.local     # delete smartd
vi rc.M         # delete the setterm entry
vi rc.S         # delete the MOTD clobbering

# blow away the network configuration with dummy strings for later replacement
#    replace the IP address with __IPADDRESS_
#    replace the netmask with __NETMASK__
#    replace the GATEWAY with __GATEWAY__
vi /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf




***** REBOOTING

A VE cannot actually reboot, since there's no power switch to power-cycle the machine
after the VE has been shut down. OpenVZ emulates this effect with an external cronjob
called vpsreboot (see /etc/cron.d/vz). In order to reboot a VE that has been shut down
and which is expecting a reboot, the shutdown sequence must create a file named /reboot
in the VE's filesystem.

Also, the /etc/mtab file should point to /proc/mounts soo it can detect the / filesystem.

vi /etc/rc.d/rc.6
And add these two lines near the start:
# create the reboot flag so we get rebooted automatically
touch /reboot

vi /etc/rc.d/rc.M
And add these two lines near the start:
# replace the mtab file with a link to /proc/mounts so OpenVZ can find the / filesystem
rm -f /etc/mtab ;  ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab




***** DELETING AND BLANKING SETTINGS

Lastly, you'll want to delete or blank out a bunch of files so they start fresh
when the VE is booted for its first time.
...

Re: Howto create a desired distro template? [message #23605 is a reply to message #23580] Wed, 21 November 2007 02:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DULMANDAKH Sukhbaatar is currently offline  DULMANDAKH Sukhbaatar
Messages: 9
Registered: July 2007
Junior Member
From: openvz.org
It's nice document, is it possible to publish this on the wiki? and could you?

On Nov 20, 2007 10:55 PM, Gregor Mosheh <gregor@hostgis.com> wrote:
> Hi, Donatas.
> I was faced with this same ordeal, as I am a OS creator/maintainer
> myself. Attached is our procedure, though you'll find that large parts
> of it don't apply to you (e.e. removing inetd and using xinetd instead,
> installing Nagios). Still, with this documentation and VMWare you should
> be on a good start as far as trimming down a VMWare machine running a
> OS, into a template cache.
>
> Cheers.
>
> --
> Gregor Mosheh / Greg Allensworth
> System Administrator, HostGIS cartographic development & hosting services
> http://www.HostGIS.com/
>
> "Remember that no one cares if you can back up,
>   only if you can restore." - AMANDA
>
> Creating a new "Host Template Cache" for HostGIS Linux
>
> This document describes how to use VMWare to create a new VM,
> install HostGIS Linux (HGL) on it and tweak the system into shape,
> and then create a Host Template Cache (a compressed VE image) for
> use in OpenVZ.
>
>
> ***** CREATING THE VM
>
> Start by creating a new VM in VMWare. The stats can be minimal, and there
> is no need to create the entire disk at once during the setup.
>    * Create the disk as SCSI.
>
> Then install HGL.
>   * Create a small partition at the end of the disk for swap. Some swap
>     is technically necessary, but since you'll never in fact be using it,
>     a few MB should be fine.
>   * Do set the timezone properly. The internal clock does not use UTC/GMT.
>   * Select the default mouse, but do NOT enable GPM at startup.
>   * Hostname:  template   Domain: internal.lan
>   * IP config:  as appropriate for your LAN
>   * Nameserver: no
> Reboot into your new HGL install.
>
>
> Now we want to tweak it into a usable template.
> Go ahead and login to the VM.
>
>
>
>
> ***** REPLACE INETD WITH XINETD
>
> removepkg inetd
> rm -f /etc/inetd.conf* /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd
>
> cd /tmp
> wget --header="Host: xinetd.org" http://204.152.188.37/xinetd-2.3.14.tar.gz
> tar zxvf xinetd*.gz
> cd xinetd*
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
> make && make install
> mkdir /etc/xinetd.d
> cat >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local <<EOF
>
> # xinetd
> /usr/sbin/xinetd
> EOF
> cat > /etc/xinetd.conf <<EOF
> defaults
> {
>         log_type        = SYSLOG daemon notice
>         log_on_success  = HOST EXIT DURATION
>         log_on_failure  = HOST ATTEMPT
>         instances       = 30
>         cps             = 50 10
> }
> includedir /etc/xinetd.d
> EOF
>
>
>
> ***** BASIC FILE SECURITY SETTINGS
>
> # clear out old/dummy SSL certificates
> mv /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf /tmp ; rm -r /etc/ssl/* ; mv /tmp/openssl.cnf /etc/ssl
>
> # fix file permissions
> find / -mount -nouser -exec chown root {} \; &
> find / -mount -nogroup -exec chgrp root {} \; &
> for i in \
>    /bin/ping /bin/mount /bin/ping6 /bin/umount /usr/bin/rcp /usr/bin/rsh /usr/bin/chfn \
>    /usr/bin/chsh /usr/bin/crontab /usr/bin/chage /usr/bin/traceroute6 /usr/bin/traceroute \
>    /usr/bin/expiry /usr/bin/newgrp /usr/bin/passwd /usr/bin/gpasswd /usr/bin/rlogin \
>    /usr/libexec/ssh-keysign /usr/libexec/pt_chown /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_dhcp \
>    /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_icmp /usr/bin/wall /usr/bin/write
>    do chmod u-s $i ; done
>
> # fix Apache's configuration:
> # add ServerTokens prod
> # go to the htdocs Directory definition and change Indexes to -Indexes
> # delete the entries for phpmyadmin and phppgadmin and tilecache
> vi /etc/apache/httpd.conf
>
> # keep FTP users chrooted:
> echo "" >> /etc/proftpd.conf
> echo "# keep all users chrooted to their homedir" >> /etc/proftpd.conf
> echo "DefaultRoot ~" >> /etc/proftpd.conf
>
> # allow the mailq to be checked by anybody:
> chgrp smmsp /var/spool/mqueue
> chmod g+rx /var/spool/mqueue
>
> # disable the root and user accounts
> # by changing the password for root and user to a ! character.
> vi /etc/shadow
>
>
>
>
> ***** UPGRADES AND SECURITY PATCHES
>
> The default HGL you used may require some software to be reinstalled, since new versions
> and critical bugfixes may have been released since that version of HGL was released.
> Follow these instructions, and also update them aas necessary for the appropriate versions
> and to remove paragraphs when a revision of HGL comes out that no longer requires them.
>
> /etc/rc.d/rc.pgsql stop
> cd /tmp
> wget --passive-ftp ftp://ftp.us.postgresql.org/pub/mirrors/postgresql/source/v8.2.4/postgresql-8.2.4.tar.bz2
> tar jxvf postgresql-8.2.4.tar.bz2
> cd postgresql-8.2.4
> LDFLAGS=-lstdc++ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
>         --with-perl --with-python --with-openssl \
>         --enable-thread-safety --enable-integer-datetimes
> make && make install
>
> vi /var/lib/pgsql/postmaster.conf     # set stats_row_collector=on
>
>
>
>
> ***** NAGIOS: THE HEALTH-MONITORING SYSTEM
>
> groupadd nagios
> useradd -g nagios -d /usr/local/nagios -m nagios
> echo "nrpe             5666/tcp  # Nagios NRPE" >> /etc/services
>
> cd /tmp
> wget http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagiosplug/nagios-plugins-1.4.6.tar.gz
> tar zxvf nagios-plugins-*.tar.gz ; cd nagios-plugins-*
> ./configure && make all && make install
> cd /tmp
> wget http://umn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagios/nrpe-2.6.tar.gz
> tar zxvf nrpe-2.6.tar.gz ; cd nrpe-2.6
> ./configure && make && cp src/nrpe /usr/local/nagios/nrpe
>
> for plugin in \
>    check_wave check_users check_ups check_time check_tcp check_swap check_ssh check_ssmtp \
>    check_spop check_simap check_smtp check_sensors check_rpc check_real check_pop check_ping \
>    check_overcr check_oracle check_nwstat check_nt check_nntps check_nntp check_nagios \
>    check_mysql_query check_mrtgtraf check_mrtg check_log check_jabber check_ircd \
>    check_imap check_ifstatus check_ifoperstatus check_icmp check_http check_ftp check_flexlm \
>    check_file_age check_dummy check_disk_smb check_dig check_dhcp check_clamd check_by_ssh \
>    check_breeze check_apt check_udp
> do rm -f /usr/local/nagios/libexec/$plugin ; done
>
> cat > /usr/local/nagios/nrpe.cfg <<EOF
> # NRPE Config File
> pid_file=/var/run/nrpe.pid
> debug=0
> command_timeout=60
> connection_timeout=300
>
> # And now the list of allowed check-commands:
> command[check_disk]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_disk -w 20% -c 10% -m /
> command[check_dns]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_dns www.google.com
> command[check_load]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_load -w 5,5,5 -c 8,8,8
> command[check_mailq]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_mailq -w 10 -c 20
> command[check_mysql]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_mysql -d gisdata -H localhost -u gisdata -p password
> command[check_pgsql]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_pgsql -d gisdata -H localhost -l gisdata -p password
> command[check_ntp]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ntp -H pool.ntp.org
> command[check_crond]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -u root -c 1: --command=crond
> command[check_syslogd]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -u root -c 1:1 --command=syslogd
> command[check_xinetd]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -u root -c 1:1 --command=xinetd
> EOF
>
> cat > /etc/xinetd.d/nrpe <<EOF
> # description: NRPE for Nagios
> service nrpe
> {
>    socket_type     = stream
>    protocol        = tcp
>    wait            = no
>    user            = nagios
>    server          = /usr/local/nagios/nrpe
>    server_args     = -c /usr/local/nagios/nrpe.cfg --inetd
>    only_from       = __HOSTIP__
> }
> EOF
>
> chown -R nagios:nagios /usr/local/nagios
> chmod -R o-rwx /usr/local/nagios
> chmod go-rwx /etc/xinetd.d
>
>
>
>
> ***** OTHER UNNECESSARY STUFF
>
> rm -rf /lib/modules /boot /dev/.udev /usr/doc /usr/info /media
>
> cd /var/log/packages
> for pkg in \
>    hotplug-* hdparm-* devmapper-* udev-* usbutils-* pciutils-* module-init-tools-* \
>    mdadm-* floppy-* lvm2-* phpMyAdmin-* phppgAdmin-* raidtools-* reiserfsprogs-* \
>    smartmontools-* sysfsutils-* syslinux-* wireless_tools.* quota-* iptables-*
> do removepkg $pkg ; done
> # slackpkg doesn't work on 64-bit systems
> removepkg slackpkg
> rm -rf /etc/slackpkg
>
> # prune init's getty
> edit /etc/inittab and delete everything after entry l6 (runlevel 6)
> init q
>
> # clean out the fstab and mtab files
> ( cd /etc ; rm -f fstab mtab ; ln -s ../proc/mounts mtab )
> echo "proc     /proc      proc     defaults    0  0" >> /etc/fstab
> echo "devpts   /dev/pts   devpts   mode=0620   0  0" >> /etc/fstab
>
> # the startup sequence and services, even the firewall
> cd /etc/rc.d
> rm -f rc.gpm-sample rc.hotplug rc.ip_forward rc.modules rc.scanluns  rc.serial rc.udev rc.sysvinit rc.firewall
> vi rc.syslog    # delete all mentions of klogd
> vi rc.local     # delete smartd
> vi rc.M         # delete the setterm entry
> vi rc.S         # delete the MOTD clobbering
>
> # blow away the network configuration with dummy strings for later replacement
> #    replace the IP address with __IPADDRESS_
> #    replace the netmask with __NETMASK__
...

Re: Howto create a desired distro template? [message #23606 is a reply to message #23605] Wed, 21 November 2007 02:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gregor Mosheh is currently offline  Gregor Mosheh
Messages: 62
Registered: April 2007
Member
From: openvz.org
DULMANDAKH Sukhbaatar wrote:
> It's nice document, is it possible to publish this on the wiki? and could you?

I'll keep this email in my inbox, and will get to it when my schedule 
permits (a few days for my new hardware, a day or two as I tweak the 
procedure as I re-run it again for HostGIS Linux 4.2).

I'll be glad to do it, but it'll be a week or so until I do. If you want 
it done sooner, you're welcome to start on it yourself.

-- 
Gregor Mosheh / Greg Allensworth
System Administrator, HostGIS cartographic development & hosting services
http://www.HostGIS.com/

"Remember that no one cares if you can back up,
  only if you can restore." - AMANDA
Re: Howto create a desired distro template? [message #23614 is a reply to message #23580] Wed, 21 November 2007 07:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kir is currently offline  kir
Messages: 1645
Registered: August 2005
Location: Moscow, Russia
Senior Member

From: openvz.org
Gregor Mosheh wrote:
> Hi, Donatas.
> I was faced with this same ordeal, as I am a OS creator/maintainer
> myself. Attached is our procedure, though you'll find that large parts
> of it don't apply to you (e.e. removing inetd and using xinetd
> instead, installing Nagios). Still, with this documentation and VMWare
> you should be on a good start as far as trimming down a VMWare machine
> running a OS, into a template cache.

Hi Gregor,

Why don't you put it on wiki? We already have articles like
http://wiki.openvz.org/Debian_template_creation
http://wiki.openvz.org/Ubuntu_Gutsy_template_creation
http://wiki.openvz.org/Fedora_template_update
etc...
Re: Howto create a desired distro template? [message #23617 is a reply to message #23614] Wed, 21 November 2007 07:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gregor Mosheh is currently offline  Gregor Mosheh
Messages: 62
Registered: April 2007
Member
From: openvz.org
Kir Kolyshkin wrote:
> Hi Gregor,
> Why don't you put it on wiki?

Oh, I most assuredly will, as soon as my schedule permits. :)
It'll be a few days as I get my new hardware together (so I can run 
64-bit VMWare guests again) then a day or two as I apply the process and 
refine it. I'll likely get to it in the coming week.

-- 
Gregor Mosheh / Greg Allensworth
System Administrator, HostGIS cartographic development & hosting services
http://www.HostGIS.com/

"Remember that no one cares if you can back up,
  only if you can restore." - AMANDA
Re: Howto create a desired distro template? [message #24077 is a reply to message #23605] Fri, 30 November 2007 17:03 Go to previous message
Gregor Mosheh is currently offline  Gregor Mosheh
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Registered: April 2007
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From: openvz.org
Hi, guys. I've posted to the Wiki an abridged version of the document 
which I emailed last week, about creating a template cache for Slackware 
or HostGIS Linux. Some of it is a bit specialized, but hopefully it'll 
save someone some time.

http://wiki.openvz.org/Creating_a_template_cache_:_Slackware_or_HostGIS_Linux#Zipping_it_up_into_a_cache_image

Enjoy!

And thanks again for OpenVZ. Our business couldn't do what we do, as 
well as we do, with VMWare or Xen.

-- 
Gregor Mosheh / Greg Allensworth
System Administrator, HostGIS cartographic development & hosting services
http://www.HostGIS.com/

"Remember that no one cares if you can back up,
  only if you can restore." - AMANDA
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