Create an HVM image from Windows Installation Media

This section details the tasks necessary to create a Windows image.

We recommend that you perform this task on a node controller (NC), or a host running the same Linux distributions and hypervisors as your NCs. If you are creating the Windows image on a machine currently running as a NC, terminate all running instances and stop the NC. To stop the NC, enter:

systemctl stop eucalyptus-node.service

A template file that closely matches those that Eucalyptus generates at VM instantiation time is located at /usr/share/eucalyptus/doc/libvirt-kvm-windows-example.xml. We recommend that you review the file to acquaint yourself with its contents, noting required files, bridges, and resources. For more information about configuring the libvirt.xml file, go to the Domain XML format page in the libvirt documentation.