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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Creating custom Windows images

If you want to run Windows in your OpenStack environment, you must create the images yourself. This ensures you're not breaching Microsoft's EULA—as you must first agree to this as part of an installation routine—as well as ensuring that your Windows image is suitable for your environment. To do this under OpenStack Compute, we create our image by booting the Windows ISO.

Getting ready

To begin with, ensure you're logged into your Ubuntu client and have your cloud credentials sourced into your environment. We need to install the qemu-kvm package to allow us to create the required images and ensure we have euca2ools and cloud-utils available to allow us to upload the resultant Windows image. This is achieved with the ...

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