Build a Virtual Disk Image¶
A simple disk image represents the system disk, useful for cloud frameworks like Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine or Microsoft Azure.
The following example shows how to build a simple disk image based on openSUSE Leap and ready to run in QEMU:
Make sure you have checked out the example image descriptions, see Example Appliance Descriptions.
Build the image with KIWI:
$ sudo kiwi-ng --type vmx system build \ --description kiwi-descriptions/suse/x86_64/suse-leap-42.1-JeOS \ --target-dir /tmp/myimage
Find the image with the suffix
Test the live image with QEMU:
$ qemu \ -drive file=LimeJeOS-Leap-42.1.x86_64-1.42.1.raw,format=raw,if=virtio \ -m 4096
After the test was successful, the image is complete. For further information how to setup the image to work within a cloud framework see: