[Users] oVirt run once Linux boot options

Sander Grendelman sander at grendelman.com
Wed Dec 18 14:49:01 UTC 2013

I don't know if that's a (current) feature.
The host would have to fetch the kernel and initrd from a remote server
and then boot the VM with those files.

It seems like the current feature can use files on an iso ( e.g.
iso:///images/pxeboot/initrd.img )
and maybe local (on the node) files?

We use a seperate "linux install" network with a dhcp/tftp/pxe server
for kickstart deployments. (you could use cobbler for that with spacewalk).
After installation we change the guest network to the final config.

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Jakub Bittner <j.bittner at nbu.cz> wrote:
> Dne 18.12.2013 15:24, Fabian Deutsch napsal(a):
>> Am Mittwoch, den 18.12.2013, 14:42 +0100 schrieb Jakub Bittner:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am wondering howto use this feature. Is it possible to install server
>>> from this dialog? I specified kernel and initrd path as http url to our
>>> spacewalk server and to kernel parameters I added
>>> ks=http://spacewalk.server.url/ks.cfg, but it did not start.
>>> Is it possible to connect oVirt with spacewalk 2.0 (redhat satellite
>>> 5.6) to provision servers?
>> Hey Jakub,
>> I guess that oVirt Engine could be deployed (partly) using a kickstart -
>> but maybe others can correct me here.
>> As for oVirt Node - you can't use a kickstart to roll it out, but you
>> can use a wide range of kernel arguments to deploy a Node onto your
>> machines.
>> Take a look here for a list of kernel argument which can be used to
>> automatically install Node:
>> https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization/3.0/html/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/sect-Deployment_Guide-Installing_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors-RHEV_Hypervisor_Kernel_Parameters_and_Automated_Installation.html
>> - fabian
> I am sorry, but I mean server as oVirt VM. Virtualized guest. Not oVirt
> nodes. ;-)
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