Langue: en

Version: 10 January 2009 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 7 (Divers)


ganeti - cluster-based virtualization management


 # gnt-cluster init
 # gnt-node add
 # gnt-os add -o debian-etch -p /srv/ganeti/os/debian-etch
 # gnt-instance add -n -o debian-etch -s 128 -m 8 \
 > -t plain


The ganeti software manages physical nodes and virtual instances of a cluster based on a virtualization software. The current version (1.2) supports Xen 3.0 (also tested with 3.1).


First you must install the software on all the cluster nodes, either from sources or (if available) from a package. The next step is to create the initial cluster configuration, using gnt-cluster init.

Then you can add other nodes, or start creating instances.


Report bugs to or contact the developers using the ganeti mailing list <>.


Ganeti overview and specifications: ganeti(7) (general overview), ganeti-os-interface(7) (guest OS definitions).

Ganeti commands: gnt-cluster(8) (cluster-wide commands), gnt-node(8) (node-related commands), gnt-instance(8) (instance commands), gnt-os(8) (guest OS commands). gnt-backup(8) (instance import/export commands).

Ganeti daemons: ganeti-watcher(8) (automatic instance restarter), ganeti-noded(8) (node daemon), ganeti-master(8) (the master startup script), ganeti-rapi(8) (remote API daemon).

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