The Fedora Appliance tools
                  Daniel P. Berrange <>
                      David Huff <>

                    Last updated: July 30 2009 (v0.1)

Tools for generating appliance images on Fedora based systems including
derived distributions such as RHEL, CentOS and others. See more info on the project at for more details.

for more details. Discussion of  this project takes places at the mailing list

This project and it's source files is licensed under the GPLv2
license. See the file COPYING for details.


This is a first cut the Appliance Creation Tool (ACT) a tool to create
Appliance Images from a kickstart file. This tool uses the liveCD
creator API as well as patches to the LIVECD API originally written by Daniel P. Berrange <> to create a multi partitioned disk image. This Disk image can then be booted in a virtual container such as XEN, KVM, and VMWARE.


To create an appliance image, the applinace-creator tool is used. Super user privileges are needed. The tool is more or less self-documenting, use
the --help option to see options.

Build the applinace, this used the example kickstart file included inthe rpm others are available in the spin KickstartPool
# appliance-creator -n ThinCrust --config /usr/share/doc/appliance-tools-%{version}/aos-rawhide.ks

Run using libvirt (requires libvirt virt-manager libvirt-python python-virtinst)
# virt-image ThinCrust.xml