[one-users] VMWare Server 2.0 and non-persistent images to minimize copy when deploying
tinova at fdi.ucm.es
Thu Sep 30 08:24:52 PDT 2010
This is an outstanding example of performance-boost customization.
Many thanks for the feedback,
Constantino Vázquez Blanco | dsa-research.org/tinova
Virtualization Technology Engineer / Researcher
OpenNebula Toolkit | opennebula.org
On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Manish Sapariya <manish at gslab.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I thought somebody will find this useful and hence
> sharing it here.
> We are using opennebula based setup to test our
> collaboration product. We have home grown test framework
> which can run clients on different machines to execute
> test scenarios. Things were fine until we had only few
> users in our test. However as I added more users in test,
> the VMs deploying started taking too long because of the
> image copying. My frontend is on FC8, with big SATA disk.
> The datastore is expored using CIFS. The VMWare Hypervisors
> mount the datastore using CIFS to run the VMs.
> To minimize the copy of the whole disk on deploy, we
> followed solution detailed in 1, which is briefly mentioned
> as below.
> - Create your base image, call it basevm.
> - Modify the disk settings to non-persistent.
> - Now create another VM, clone1 , using the disk of
> - Set the new disk as non-persistent.
> - Create the vm template pointing to clone1. Note that
> both the basevm and clone1 images should be in your
> exported datastore path.
> - Deploy as many VMs as you like, with just few MBs of
> data to copied.
> Hope this helps somebody.
> 1. http://communities.vmware.com/thread/15339
> Thanks and Regards,
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