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we are looking for a solution like on solusvm , is there any 3rd party software which deploy operating systems autogically like on solusvm or openvz ?  with the futures like hdd size , memory size ...etc
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by:gheist
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You mean vmware templates?
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by:Cahit Eyigunlu
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no it is easy to create vmware templates we are looking for a solution that will deploy an template or ovf change disk space give ip ....etc
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I do like this:
DHCP gives IPs
Second disk is resized to space needed while system stays on minimally sized disk.
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by:Cahit Eyigunlu
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we are using static ip addresses
second disk resizing not works on lvm centos
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Short:
Dont use LVM
Longer:
1 partition per disk (like /opt /var/cache etc) can be resized over umount/mount
Very long:
1 LVM partition per disk (this is not resizable, no need to waste time trying) then add another disk, add new LVM partition. add that to LVM and resize logical volumes on the fly.
vmware has limit of 60-something disks for vm, so you have room to grow.
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