Creating an image from ISO
Follow these instructions to create a PowerVC image from an operating system installation ISO image file.
Before creating a virtual machine, ensure that your environment meets these prerequisites:
- When using PowerVM® NovaLink for management, the NovaLink software must be installed on the hosts.
- When you use Hardware Management Console (HMC) for management, it must be configured and managing the hosts.
- PowerVC must be managing the storage, network, and hosts to use with the virtual machine.
- The installation ISO must be available.
Creating a PowerVC virtual machine
|Step #||Action Summary||Where to perform||Details|
|1||Create a boot volume.||PowerVC||Open PowerVC, go to the storage panel, select the Data Volumes tab, select create, and complete the create volume dialog. Ensure that the specified size is large enough to serve as the boot volume for the virtual machine that is selected to deploy later. Next, click Create Volume.|
|2||Create an image.||PowerVC||Go to the Images page, click Create, and provide the required information. Ensure that you specify the operating
system type and endianness that match the ISO you use for the installation.
Select Add Volume, then select the volume that is used in the prior step, and mark the volume as part of the boot set. Click Create to finish the image creation.
|3||Deploy the image.||PowerVC||The deploy dialog offers storage connectivity group choices that are applicable to where the image volume resides. Add an appropriate network, change any other settings that are wanted, and click Deploy.|
|4||Shut down the virtual machine.||PowerVC||After deployment completes and the virtual machine shows Active status, stop the virtual machine. The virtual machine will not boot since the boot disk has no data on it yet.|
|5||Copy your install ISO to an accessible location.||Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)|| For HMC managed systems, use
|NovaLink||For NovaLink managed systems, use
|6||Attach the install media to the virtual machine.||NovaLink||
|7||Start the virtual machine and run the operating system installer.||PowerVC||
|8||Prepare the virtual machine for capture.||PowerVC||See Capturing a virtual machine for instructions.|
|9||Capture the virtual machine to a new image.||PowerVC||Shut down the virtual machine. Run the Capture image action against
the virtual machine.
Now you have a deployable image that can automatically activate and configure itself.
|10||Delete the volume and the image.||PowerVC||The volume from step 1 and image from step 2 can be deleted unless you want to create more images.|