Using vmware I have a generic machine file that I use to quickly stand
up a vm
then customize as I need. It's a tgz that I use and occasionally unpack and
patch to keep the OS on the generic vm up to date.
I'm looking to be able to do that with Xen, but I'm not sure
what files I need to have included in my tarball.
I tried it once without success but had to abandon it (business reasons) before I figured it out.
The files I used at the time were from the /usr/lib/xen/images and /etc/xen/vm.
(I understand paths might be different depending on OS.)
Basically I grabbed the actual disk image and what I thought were the
xen config files for that vm.
I put the files on a new machine and was able to start it using the
virtual machine mgr in openSuSE,
but could never get a console sesson. When I tried it on the command
line with xm, it would just
hang. I didn't see any errors in the messages or xen log files
erroring when I started the vm.
Since I can't go back and try to finish that test, I wondered if
someone could point me at to plan this out and give it another shot.