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Ignite create

ignite create

Create a new VM without starting it

Synopsis

Create a new VM by combining the given image with a kernel. If no kernel is given using the kernel flag (-k, --kernel-image), use the default kernel (weaveworks/ignite-kernel:4.19.47).

Various configuration options can be set during creation by using the flags for this command.

If the name flag (-n, --name) is not specified, the VM is given a random name. Using the copy files flag (-f, --copy-files), additional files/directories can be added to the VM during creation with the syntax /host/path:/vm/path.

Example usage: $ ignite create weaveworks/ignite-ubuntu \ --name my-vm \ --cpus 2 \ --ssh \ --memory 2GB \ --size 6GB

ignite create <OCI image> [flags]

Options

      --config string            Specify a path to a file with the API resources you want to pass
  -f, --copy-files strings       Copy files/directories from the host to the created VM
      --cpus uint                VM vCPU count, 1 or even numbers between 1 and 32 (default 1)
  -h, --help                     help for create
      --kernel-args string       Set the command line for the kernel (default "console=ttyS0 reboot=k panic=1 pci=off ip=dhcp")
  -k, --kernel-image oci-image   Specify an OCI image containing the kernel at /boot/vmlinux and optionally, modules (default weaveworks/ignite-kernel:4.19.47)
  -l, --label stringArray        Set a label (foo=bar)
      --memory size              Amount of RAM to allocate for the VM (default 512.0 MB)
  -n, --name string              Specify the name
  -p, --ports strings            Map host ports to VM ports
      --require-name             Require VM name to be passed, no name generation
  -s, --size size                VM filesystem size, for example 5GB or 2048MB (default 4.0 GB)
      --ssh[=<path>]             Enable SSH for the VM. If <path> is given, it will be imported as the public key. If just '--ssh' is specified, a new keypair will be generated. (default is unset, which disables SSH access to the VM)
  -v, --volumes volume           Expose block devices from the host inside the VM

Options inherited from parent commands

      --log-level loglevel      Specify the loglevel for the program (default info)
      --network-plugin plugin   Network plugin to use. Available options are: [cni docker-bridge] (default cni)
  -q, --quiet                   The quiet mode allows for machine-parsable output by printing only IDs
      --runtime runtime         Container runtime to use. Available options are: [docker containerd] (default containerd)

SEE ALSO

  • ignite - ignite: easily run Firecracker VMs