appliance-creator (8) - Linux Man Pages

NAME

appliance-creator, creates pre-installed appliance images and meta-data.

SYNOPSIS

appliance-creator [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

appliance-creator creates pre-installed appliance images from kickstart files. Kickstart files contain the information about packages and configurations that are built into the image.

OPTIONS

-h, --help
Shows a help message and exits.

IMAGE OPTIONS

These options define the created appliance image.
-c KSCFG, --config=KSCFG
Path to kickstart config file
-n NAME, --name=NAME
Name of appliance image to be created (default based on config name)
-f FORMAT, --format=FORMAT
Disk format, this will take any input that qemu-img convert will take (raw, qcow2, vmdk, ...) Note: not all disk formats with work with all virt technologies.
--vmem=VMEM
Amount of virtual memory for appliance in MB (default: 512)
--vcpu=VCPU
Number of virtual cpus for appliance (default: 1)
--checksum
Generate a checksum for the created appliance

SYSTEM DIRECTORY OPTIONS

These options define the way the created Appliance is packaged
-p PACKAGE, --package=PACKAGE
Package format, will package up output, disk images and meta into a package. Currently only ``zip'', ``zip.64'', ``tar'', ``tar.gz'', ``tar.bz2'' are supported. (default is ``none'')
-i INCLUDE, --include=INCLUDE
path to a file or dir to include in the appliance package
-o OUTDIR, --outdir=OUTDIR
output directory

SYSTEM DIRECTORY OPTIONS

These options define directories used on your system for creating the appliance image
-t TMPDIR, --tmpdir=TMPDIR
Temporary directory to use (default: /var/tmp)
--cache=CACHEDIR
Cache directory to use (default: private cache)

Debugging options

These options define extra options for debugging
-d, --debug
Output debugging information
-v, --verbose
Output verbose progress information
--logfile=FILE
Save debug information to FILE

EXAMPLES

Appliance Example

appliance-creator \
 -n ThinCrust --config /usr/share/doc/appliance-tools-%{version}/aos-rawhide.ks \ --cache=/var/tmp/act

CONTRIBUTORS

David Huff, Joey Boggs, Bryan kearney, Daniel P. Berrange, and a team of other contributors.

BUGS

Report bugs to the mailing list "http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/thincrust-devel-list" or directly to BugZilla "http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/" against the "Fedora" product, and the "appliance-tools" component.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) Fedora Project 2008, and various contributors. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html". There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

POD ERRORS

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SEE ALSO

"qemu-img(1)","virt-iamge(1),"virt-iamge(5) project website "http://thincrust.org/"""