Just a quick note on the difference between ImageFactory and Oz.
Oz creates a KVM image, does a Just Enough OS (JEOS) install of the operating system, and
provides a means to adding additional packages to and/or running customization scripts on
the OS installed in this image.
ImageFactory creates a base image and then performs the necessary transformations on the
image file itself to allow it to be used on any number of clouds (RHEV-M, vSphere, EC2,
etc). ImageFactory can then push this image up to a cloud provider/region so that it can
be used for instances.
ImageFactory uses Oz to create the base image before transforming that image for use on
various clouds. In version 2 of ImageFactory, we introduce a plugin API that allows one to
add plugins for new operating systems and/or new cloud types. The Fedora/RHEL plugin we
include with ImageFactory uses Oz to create base images for those operating systems, but
one could just as easily replace that plugin with one that uses some other library/tool.
If what you are looking for is creating images that will work on multiple clouds, please
have a look at ImageFactory. It offers a CLI and REST api. v2 will be officially released
If you just want to create images for use with KVM, Oz is solid.
On Sep 20, 2012, at 12:13 PM, cloud-request(a)lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:24:36 +0000
From: Tomas Karasek <tomas.karasek(a)cern.ch>
To: "cloud(a)lists.fedoraproject.org" <cloud(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
Subject: tool for image building and update
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I am looking at possibilities of automation of disk image creation (installation) and
I ran across tools from Aeolus:
imagefactory - http://www.aeolusproject.org/imagefactory.html
and Oz - http://www.aeolusproject.org/oz.html
I noticed Oz is used in Heat too.
Is there some other tool I could look at?