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Here are some tips that are useful while managing your environment using ConVirt.

  • Always specify full path of the files, as if seen from the managed server. Avoid using ~ to refer to home directory.
  • No spaces in path specification, VM name or Image name. Commonly used path are location of kernels, VM_DISKS, path to isos, location of Image Store, snapshot directory.
  • If you change the location of the kernel in an image, you might want to consider changing the KERNEL_TYPE parameter to appropriate value. The KERNEL_TYPE is used as a name space for storing cached kernels and ramdisks.
  • Select a locations with lots of disk space for the image store as well as where you store disks for the VMs. Playing around with appliances would definitely require disk space.