[Users] oVirt run once Linux boot options

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Thu Dec 19 10:33:41 UTC 2013

On 12/18/2013 09:49 AM, Sander Grendelman wrote:
> 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 )

actually, iso:// is to use files located on the iso domain. you can also 
point to local files on the host (but then you need them on each host)

> 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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