Building Images for OpenStack


The make deps-qemu target will test that Ansible and Packer are installed and available. If they are not, they will be installed to images/capi/.bin. This directory will need to be added to your $PATH.


The image is built using KVM hypervisor.

Prerequisites for all images

Prerequisites for QCOW2

This section assumes Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Installing packages to use qemu-img

# apt install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin qemu-utils

Adding your user to the kvm group

$ sudo usermod -a -G kvm <yourusername>
$ sudo chown root:kvm /dev/kvm

Then exit and log back in to make the change take place.

Building Images

Building QCOW2 Image

From the images/capi directory, run make build-qemu-ubuntu-1804. The image is built and located in images/capi/output/BUILD_NAME+kube-KUBERNETES_VERSION.