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CLI-based Configuration Guide - Virtualization
AR500, AR510, AR531, AR550, AR1500, and AR2500 V200R009

This document provides the basic concepts, configuration procedures, and configuration examples in different application scenarios of the virtualization feature supported by the device.

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How Do I Obtain and Install the Createova Tool?

How Do I Obtain and Install the Createova Tool?

The installation requirements of the createova tool are as follows:
  • The QEMU tool has been installed. For details, see How Do I Obtain and Install the QEMU Tool?.
  • The createova tool and image file have been obtained and saved in the same directory in the Linux operating system. To obtain the createova tool, log in to Huawei enterprise support website (Createova Tool), and obtain the createova tool.

The procedure for installing the createova tool is as follows:

  1. Run the sudo chmod +x createova command to install the createova tool.
  2. Run the sudo createova –h command to view how to use corresponding commands in the createova tool.
    Build a OVA from an Disk image.
    Accepts user inputs Hardware configuration.
    Option Params Description [value range]{default value}
    ------------------- --------- -----------------------------------------------
    -h | -help Display this help message
    Input/Output Options:
    -d | -disk <path> Disk image file for VM
    -b | -bus Bus for disk {[usb][ide][scsi][virtio]}
    -li| -localiso <path> ISO Image file for VM will pack in ova
    -ri| -remoteiso <path> ISO Image file for VM will not pack in ova
    -o | -output <path> Output directory for OVA file
    -n | -name [<name>] Create OVA with different name than image
    If <name> is not specified, a name will be
    automatically generated from the VM options
    -hwex <string> Optional custom for special config
    Virtual Machine Hardware Options:
    -c | -cpus <cpus> Number of CPUs for VM [1-8]{1}
    -m | -memory <MB> Amount of memory for VM [256-8192]{1024}
    -s | -serial <serials> Number of Serials for VM [0-2]{1}
    -ns | -nics <nics> Number of ethernet NICS for VM [1-8]{1}
    -ea | -eth_adapter <string> Ethernet adapter type [Rtl8139,E1000,virtio]{e10 00}
    Virtual Machine Description Options:
    -ot | -os_type <string> Description VM's OS type {Other Linux 64bit}
    -p | -product <string> Description of VM product {}
    -v | -vendor <string> Name of VM vendor {huawei}
    -vs | -version_short <str> Short version string {v1.0.0}
    -pu | -product_url <URL> URL of VM product {}
    -vu | -vendor_url <URL> URL of vendor {}
    Build OVA with a interaction, you can input all the configurations
    createova -d vmar.qcow2
    Build OVA 'vmar.ova' from vmar.qcow2 with default values for all options
    createova -d vmar.qcow2 -li u12.iso
    Build OVA 'vmar.ova' from vmar.qcow2 and u12.iso with default values for all options
    createova -d vmar.qcow2 -n myvm
    Build OVA 'myvm.ova' from vmar.qcow2 with default values for all options
    createova -d vmar.qcow2 -o /var/www/html
    Build OVA from vmar.qcow2 and store the OVA in /var/www/html
    createova -d vmar.qcow2 -c 6 -m 2048 -ns 6
    Build OVA with 6 CPUs, 2GB memory, 6 NICs
Updated: 2019-05-06

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