Here are some quick tips on creating an OpenStack Glance image based on Windows 2008 R2.  There is a collection of good in-depth how-to’s on the internet, therefore will not be duplicating it here. Also make sure to download the virtio windows driver ISO here.

Create a raw image to install OS into:

# kvm-img create -f raw windows2008r2.img 15G

Install the OS (note, this is recommended to be done inside a GNOME desktop where KVM is installed:

# kvm -m 2048 -cdrom win2008r2.iso -drive file=windows2008r2.img,if=virtio -drive file=virtio-win-0.1-52.iso,media=cdrom,boot=off -net nic,model=virtio -net user

About the author:

Vinnie Lima

Vinnie Lima is the Managing Director for VVL Systems & Consulting, a small business focusing on IT Optimization for Cloud, Infrastructure, and End Users. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Vinnie Lima has over 21 years in IT Automation, Orchestration, and Cloud. Mr. Lima’s career has been focusing on helping customers drive value from their IT investments through the use of leading edge technologies and approaches, driving innovation in a wide spectrum of industries such as DoD, Federal, Health Care, and Financial.

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