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PROGRAM:

NAME


bootstrap-vz - program is creating Debian images to be run in cloud environments like
Amazons EC2, OpenStack, Google Cloud Compute and other which are sharing API with those

SYNOPSIS


bootstrap-vz [options] MANIFEST

DESCRIPTION


bootstrap-vz is written in python which can be fairly easily customised if needed. Whole
configuration for the final image is provided by json manifest [MANIFEST]. Manifest
available options are explained below in MANIFEST section, if there is information which
is lacking please file a bug against bootstrap-vz package (patches always welcome).

bootstrap-vz must be run from within AWS instance to create Debian image.

Default user to log into created image is: root

[OPTIONS]


--log path
Log to given directory [default: /var/log/bootstrap-vz].
If <path> is " - " file logging will be disabled.

--pause-on-error
Pause on error, before rollback

--dry-run
Don't actually run the tasks

--debug
Print debugging information

-h,--help
show this help

[MANIFEST]


Manifest is a yaml file providing final image specification, standard yaml rules apply to
it and the following fields should or may be used (depending on final image type).
Below are describe specific fields and fields within sections, all should be in strict
yaml format put into manifest file.

provider- [kvm|ec2|gce|virtualbox|azure] targeted platform where final image produced by
bootstrap-vz is going to be used
virtualization - [pvm|hvm|virtio|ide] type of vitalization which is going to be
used to run final image
enhanced_networking -

bootstrapper
mount_dir - where all bootstraped files are going to be installed
mirror - Debian mirror to use to fetch all required files (suggestion:
http://http.debian.net/debian)
workspace -

image
name - name for the finale image
description - final image description which will give a bit more information how
this image is different from others bucket - [ONLY FOR S3 BACKED IMAGES] S3 bucket
name for storage

system (OS details)
release - [wheezy|jessie] Debian release name
architecture - [amd64|i386]
timezone - ex. UTC
locale - ex. en_GB
charmap - ex. UTF-8

volume (virtual HDD setup)
backing - [ebs|s3|raw]
filesystem - any supported by the kernel
size - how big root main image should be
loopback_dir - [ONLY FOR KVM & VIRTAUALBOX PROVIDERS]

plugins (plugins available, for specific options for each plugin please look into
individual plugin documentation)
admin_user
backports
build_metadata
convert_image
opennebula
prebootstrapped
root_password
user_packages

credentials (AWS specific entries)
access-key - AWS Access Key
secret-key AWS Secret Key
certificate - [S3 BACKED IMAGES]
private-key - [S3 BACKED IMAGES]
user-id - [S3 BACKED IMAGES]

MANIFEST - example


---
provider:
name: ec2
virtualization: hvm
enhanced_networking: simple
credentials:
access-key: AFAKEACCESSKEYFORAWS
secret-key: thes3cr3tkeyf0ryourawsaccount/FS4d8Qdva
bootstrapper:
workspace: /target
image:
name:
debian-{system.release}-{system.architecture}-{provider.virtualization}-{%Y}-{%m}-{%d}-ebs
description: Debian {system.release} {system.architecture}
system:
release: wheezy
architecture: amd64
bootloader: extlinux
charmap: UTF-8
locale: en_US
timezone: UTC
volume:
backing: ebs
partitions:
type: none
root:
filesystem: ext4
size: 8GiB
packages:
mirror: http://httpredir.debian.org/debian
plugins:
cloud_init:
metadata_sources: Ec2
username: admin

Example manifests can be found in /usr/share/doc/bootstrap-vz/examples/manifests more
manifests specific information can be found in bootstrap-vz(3) or online docs at
http://bootstrap-vz.readthedocs.org/en/master/

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