Commit 81dd9bd1 authored by Marco Casavecchia's avatar Marco Casavecchia Committed by Iustin Pop
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Documentation for the new parameters for KVM



Options added/updated are: cdrom2_image_path, floppy_image_path,
cdrom_disk_type and boot_order.
Signed-off-by: default avatarIustin Pop <iustin@google.com>
[iustin@google.com: small formatting update]
Reviewed-by: default avatarIustin Pop <iustin@google.com>
parent 958d01f8
......@@ -179,7 +179,7 @@ boot\_order
The default is not to set an HVM boot order which is interpreted as
'dc'.
For KVM the boot order is either "cdrom", "disk" or "network".
For KVM the boot order is either "floppy", "cdrom", "disk" or "network".
Please note that older versions of KVM couldn't netboot from virtio
interfaces. This has been fixed in more recent versions and is
confirmed to work at least with qemu-kvm 0.11.1.
......@@ -191,11 +191,25 @@ blockdev\_prefix
given by the host. Allows to specify 'xvd', which helps run Red Hat based
installers, driven by anaconda.
floppy\_image\_path
Valid for the KVM hypervisor.
The path to a floppy disk image to attach to the instance.
This is useful to install Windows operating systems on Virt/IO disks because
you can specify here the floppy for the drivers at installation time.
cdrom\_image\_path
Valid for the Xen HVM and KVM hypervisors.
The path to a CDROM image to attach to the instance.
cdrom2\_image\_path
Valid for the KVM hypervisor.
The path to a second CDROM image to attach to the instance.
**NOTE**: This image can't be used to boot the system. To do that
you have to use the 'cdrom\_image\_path' option.
nic\_type
Valid for the Xen HVM and KVM hypervisors.
......@@ -231,6 +245,23 @@ disk\_type
pflash (KVM)
cdrom\_disk\_type
Valid for the KVM hypervisor.
This parameter determines the way the cdroms disks are presented to the
instance. The default behavior is to get the same value of the eariler
parameter (disk_type). The possible options are:
paravirtual
ide
scsi
sd
mtd
pflash
vnc\_bind\_address
Valid for the Xen HVM and KVM hypervisors.
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