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NAME

       virt-sysprep - Reset, unconfigure or customize a virtual machine so clones can be made

SYNOPSIS

        virt-sysprep [--options] -d domname

        virt-sysprep [--options] -a disk.img [-a disk.img ...]

WARNING

       Using "virt-sysprep" on live virtual machines, or concurrently with other disk editing
       tools, can be dangerous, potentially causing disk corruption.  The virtual machine must be
       shut down before you use this command, and disk images must not be edited concurrently.

DESCRIPTION

       Virt-sysprep can reset or unconfigure a virtual machine so that clones can be made from
       it.  Steps in this process include removing SSH host keys, removing persistent network MAC
       configuration, and removing user accounts.  Virt-sysprep can also customize a virtual
       machine, for instance by adding SSH keys, users or logos.  Each step can be enabled or
       disabled as required.

       Virt-sysprep modifies the guest or disk image in place.  The guest must be shut down.  If
       you want to preserve the existing contents of the guest, you must snapshot, copy or clone
       the disk first.  See "COPYING AND CLONING" below.

       You do not need to run virt-sysprep as root.  In fact we'd generally recommend that you
       don't.  The time you might want to run it as root is when you need root in order to access
       the disk image, but even in this case it would be better to change the permissions on the
       disk image to be writable as the non-root user running virt-sysprep.

       "Sysprep" stands for "system preparation" tool.  The name comes from the Microsoft program
       sysprep.exe which is used to unconfigure Windows machines in preparation for cloning them.
       Having said that, virt-sysprep does not currently work on Microsoft Windows guests.  We
       plan to support Windows sysprepping in a future version, and we already have code to do
       it.

OPTIONS

       --help
           Display brief help.

       -a file
       --add file
           Add file which should be a disk image from a virtual machine.

           The format of the disk image is auto-detected.  To override this and force a
           particular format use the --format option.

       -a URI
       --add URI
           Add a remote disk.  The URI format is compatible with guestfish.  See "ADDING REMOTE
           STORAGE" in guestfish(1).

       --colors
       --colours
           Use ANSI colour sequences to colourize messages.  This is the default when the output
           is a tty.  If the output of the program is redirected to a file, ANSI colour sequences
           are disabled unless you use this option.

       -c URI
       --connect URI
           If using libvirt, connect to the given URI.  If omitted, then we connect to the
           default libvirt hypervisor.

           If you specify guest block devices directly (-a), then libvirt is not used at all.

       -d guest
       --domain guest
           Add all the disks from the named libvirt guest.  Domain UUIDs can be used instead of
           names.

       -n
       --dry-run
           Perform a read-only "dry run" on the guest.  This runs the sysprep operation, but
           throws away any changes to the disk at the end.

       --enable operations
           Choose which sysprep operations to perform.  Give a comma-separated list of
           operations, for example:

            --enable ssh-hostkeys,udev-persistent-net

           would enable ONLY "ssh-hostkeys" and "udev-persistent-net" operations.

           If the --enable option is not given, then we default to trying most sysprep operations
           (see --list-operations to show which are enabled).

           Regardless of the --enable option, sysprep operations are skipped for some guest
           types.

           Use --list-operations to list operations supported by a particular version of virt-
           sysprep.

           See "OPERATIONS" below for a list and an explanation of each operation.

       --operation operations
       --operations operations
           Choose which sysprep operations to perform.  Give a comma-separated list of
           operations, for example:

            --operations ssh-hostkeys,udev-persistent-net

           would enable ONLY "ssh-hostkeys" and "udev-persistent-net" operations.

           --operations allows you to enable and disable any operation, including the default
           ones (which would be tried when specifying neither --operations nor --enable) and all
           the available ones; prepending a "-" in front of an operation name removes it from the
           list of enabled operations, while the meta-names "defaults" and "all" represent
           respectively the operations enabled by default and all the available ones.  For
           example:

            --operations firewall-rules,defaults,-tmp-files

           would enable the "firewall-rules" operation (regardless whether it is enabled by
           default), all the default ones, and disable the "tmp-files" operation.

           --operations can be specified multiple times; the first time the set of enabled
           operations is empty, while any further --operations affects the operations enabled so
           far.

           If the --operations option is not given, then we default to trying most sysprep
           operations (see --list-operations to show which are enabled).

           Regardless of the --operations option, sysprep operations are skipped for some guest
           types.

           Use --list-operations to list operations supported by a particular version of virt-
           sysprep.

           See "OPERATIONS" below for a list and an explanation of each operation.

       --echo-keys
           When prompting for keys and passphrases, virt-sysprep normally turns echoing off so
           you cannot see what you are typing.  If you are not worried about Tempest attacks and
           there is no one else in the room you can specify this flag to see what you are typing.

       --format raw|qcow2|..
       --format auto
           The default for the -a option is to auto-detect the format of the disk image.  Using
           this forces the disk format for -a options which follow on the command line.  Using
           --format auto switches back to auto-detection for subsequent -a options.

           For example:

            virt-sysprep --format raw -a disk.img

           forces raw format (no auto-detection) for disk.img.

            virt-sysprep --format raw -a disk.img --format auto -a another.img

           forces raw format (no auto-detection) for disk.img and reverts to auto-detection for
           another.img.

           If you have untrusted raw-format guest disk images, you should use this option to
           specify the disk format.  This avoids a possible security problem with malicious
           guests (CVE-2010-3851).

       --key SELECTOR
           Specify a key for LUKS, to automatically open a LUKS device when using the inspection.
           "SELECTOR" can be in one of the following formats:

           --key "DEVICE":key:KEY_STRING
               Use the specified "KEY_STRING" as passphrase.

           --key "DEVICE":file:FILENAME
               Read the passphrase from FILENAME.

       --keys-from-stdin
           Read key or passphrase parameters from stdin.  The default is to try to read
           passphrases from the user by opening /dev/tty.

       --list-operations
           List the operations supported by the virt-sysprep program.

           These are listed one per line, with one or more single-space-separated fields, eg:

            $ virt-sysprep --list-operations
            bash-history * Remove the bash history in the guest
            cron-spool * Remove user at-jobs and cron-jobs
            dhcp-client-state * Remove DHCP client leases
            dhcp-server-state * Remove DHCP server leases
            [etc]

           The first field is the operation name, which can be supplied to --enable.  The second
           field is a "*" character if the operation is enabled by default or blank if not.
           Subsequent fields on the same line are the description of the operation.

           Before libguestfs 1.17.33 only the first (operation name) field was shown and all
           operations were enabled by default.

       --mount-options mp:opts[;mp:opts;...]
           Set the mount options used when libguestfs opens the disk image.  Note this has no
           effect on the guest.  It is used when opening certain guests such as ones using the
           UFS (BSD) filesystem.

           Use a semicolon-separated list of "mountpoint:options" pairs.  You may need to quote
           this list to protect it from the shell.

           For example:

            --mount-options "/:noatime"

           will mount the root directory with "notime".  This example:

            --mount-options "/:noatime;/var:rw,nodiratime"

           will do the same, plus mount /var with "rw,nodiratime".

       -q
       --quiet
           Don’t print log messages.

           To enable detailed logging of individual file operations, use -x.

       --network
       --no-network
           Enable or disable network access from the guest during the installation.

           In virt-sysprep, the network is disabled by default.  You must use --network to enable
           it, in order that options such as --install or --update will work.

           virt-builder(1) has more information about the security advantages of disabling the
           network.

       -v
       --verbose
           Enable verbose messages for debugging.

       -V
       --version
           Display version number and exit.

       -x  Enable tracing of libguestfs API calls.

       --append-line FILE:LINE (see "customize" below)
           Append a single line of text to the "FILE".  If the file does not already end with a
           newline, then one is added before the appended line.  Also a newline is added to the
           end of the "LINE" string automatically.

           For example (assuming ordinary shell quoting) this command:

            --append-line '/etc/hosts:10.0.0.1 foo'

           will add either "10.0.0.1 foo⏎" or "⏎10.0.0.1 foo⏎" to the file, the latter only if
           the existing file does not already end with a newline.

           "⏎" represents a newline character, which is guessed by looking at the existing
           content of the file, so this command does the right thing for files using Unix or
           Windows line endings.  It also works for empty or non-existent files.

           To insert several lines, use the same option several times:

            --append-line '/etc/hosts:10.0.0.1 foo'
            --append-line '/etc/hosts:10.0.0.2 bar'

           To insert a blank line before the appended line, do:

            --append-line '/etc/hosts:'
            --append-line '/etc/hosts:10.0.0.1 foo'

       --chmod PERMISSIONS:FILE (see "customize" below)
           Change the permissions of "FILE" to "PERMISSIONS".

           Note: "PERMISSIONS" by default would be decimal, unless you prefix it with 0 to get
           octal, ie. use 0700 not 700.

       --commands-from-file FILENAME (see "customize" below)
           Read the customize commands from a file, one (and its arguments) each line.

           Each line contains a single customization command and its arguments, for example:

            delete /some/file
            install some-package
            password some-user:password:its-new-password

           Empty lines are ignored, and lines starting with "#" are comments and are ignored as
           well.  Furthermore, arguments can be spread across multiple lines, by adding a "\"
           (continuation character) at the of a line, for example

            edit /some/file:\
              s/^OPT=.*/OPT=ok/

           The commands are handled in the same order as they are in the file, as if they were
           specified as --delete /some/file on the command line.

       --copy SOURCE:DEST (see "customize" below)
           Copy files or directories recursively inside the guest.

           Wildcards cannot be used.

       --copy-in LOCALPATH:REMOTEDIR (see "customize" below)
           Copy local files or directories recursively into the disk image, placing them in the
           directory "REMOTEDIR" (which must exist).

           Wildcards cannot be used.

       --delete PATH (see "customize" below)
           Delete a file from the guest.  Or delete a directory (and all its contents,
           recursively).

           You can use shell glob characters in the specified path.  Be careful to escape glob
           characters from the host shell, if that is required.  For example:

            virt-customize --delete '/var/log/*.log'.

           See also: --upload, --scrub.

       --edit FILE:EXPR (see "customize" below)
           Edit "FILE" using the Perl expression "EXPR".

           Be careful to properly quote the expression to prevent it from being altered by the
           shell.

           Note that this option is only available when Perl 5 is installed.

           See "NON-INTERACTIVE EDITING" in virt-edit(1).

       --firstboot SCRIPT (see "customize" below)
           Install "SCRIPT" inside the guest, so that when the guest first boots up, the script
           runs (as root, late in the boot process).

           The script is automatically chmod +x after installation in the guest.

           The alternative version --firstboot-command is the same, but it conveniently wraps the
           command up in a single line script for you.

           You can have multiple --firstboot options.  They run in the same order that they
           appear on the command line.

           Please take a look at "FIRST BOOT SCRIPTS" in virt-builder(1) for more information and
           caveats about the first boot scripts.

           See also --run.

       --firstboot-command 'CMD+ARGS' (see "customize" below)
           Run command (and arguments) inside the guest when the guest first boots up (as root,
           late in the boot process).

           You can have multiple --firstboot options.  They run in the same order that they
           appear on the command line.

           Please take a look at "FIRST BOOT SCRIPTS" in virt-builder(1) for more information and
           caveats about the first boot scripts.

           See also --run.

       --firstboot-install PKG,PKG.. (see "customize" below)
           Install the named packages (a comma-separated list).  These are installed when the
           guest first boots using the guest’s package manager (eg. apt, yum, etc.) and the
           guest’s network connection.

           For an overview on the different ways to install packages, see "INSTALLING PACKAGES"
           in virt-builder(1).

       --hostname HOSTNAME (see "customize" below)
           Set the hostname of the guest to "HOSTNAME".  You can use a dotted hostname.domainname
           (FQDN) if you want.

       --install PKG,PKG.. (see "customize" below)
           Install the named packages (a comma-separated list).  These are installed during the
           image build using the guest’s package manager (eg. apt, yum, etc.) and the host’s
           network connection.

           For an overview on the different ways to install packages, see "INSTALLING PACKAGES"
           in virt-builder(1).

           See also --update, --uninstall.

       --keep-user-accounts USERS (see "user-account" below)
           The user accounts to be kept in the guest.  The value of this option is a list of user
           names separated by comma, where specifying an user means it is going to be kept.  For
           example:

            --keep-user-accounts mary

           would keep the user account "mary".

           This option can be specified multiple times.

       --link TARGET:LINK[:LINK..] (see "customize" below)
           Create symbolic link(s) in the guest, starting at "LINK" and pointing at "TARGET".

       --mkdir DIR (see "customize" below)
           Create a directory in the guest.

           This uses "mkdir -p" so any intermediate directories are created, and it also works if
           the directory already exists.

       --move SOURCE:DEST (see "customize" below)
           Move files or directories inside the guest.

           Wildcards cannot be used.

       --no-logfile (see "customize" below)
           Scrub "builder.log" (log file from build commands) from the image after building is
           complete.  If you don't want to reveal precisely how the image was built, use this
           option.

           See also: "LOG FILE".

       --password USER:SELECTOR (see "customize" below)
           Set the password for "USER".  (Note this option does not create the user account).

           See "USERS AND PASSWORDS" in virt-builder(1) for the format of the "SELECTOR" field,
           and also how to set up user accounts.

       --password-crypto md5|sha256|sha512 (see "customize" below)
           When the virt tools change or set a password in the guest, this option sets the
           password encryption of that password to "md5", "sha256" or "sha512".

           "sha256" and "sha512" require glibc ≥ 2.7 (check crypt(3) inside the guest).

           "md5" will work with relatively old Linux guests (eg. RHEL 3), but is not secure
           against modern attacks.

           The default is "sha512" unless libguestfs detects an old guest that didn't have
           support for SHA-512, in which case it will use "md5".  You can override libguestfs by
           specifying this option.

           Note this does not change the default password encryption used by the guest when you
           create new user accounts inside the guest.  If you want to do that, then you should
           use the --edit option to modify "/etc/sysconfig/authconfig" (Fedora, RHEL) or
           "/etc/pam.d/common-password" (Debian, Ubuntu).

       --remove-user-accounts USERS (see "user-account" below)
           The user accounts to be removed from the guest.  The value of this option is a list of
           user names separated by comma, where specifying an user means it is going to be
           removed.  For example:

            --remove-user-accounts bob,eve

           would only remove the user accounts "bob" and "eve".

           This option can be specified multiple times.

       --root-password SELECTOR (see "customize" below)
           Set the root password.

           See "USERS AND PASSWORDS" in virt-builder(1) for the format of the "SELECTOR" field,
           and also how to set up user accounts.

           Note: In virt-builder, if you don't set --root-password then the guest is given a
           random root password.

       --run SCRIPT (see "customize" below)
           Run the shell script (or any program) called "SCRIPT" on the disk image.  The script
           runs virtualized inside a small appliance, chrooted into the guest filesystem.

           The script is automatically chmod +x.

           If libguestfs supports it then a limited network connection is available but it only
           allows outgoing network connections.  You can also attach data disks (eg. ISO files)
           as another way to provide data (eg. software packages) to the script without needing a
           network connection (--attach).  You can also upload data files (--upload).

           You can have multiple --run options.  They run in the same order that they appear on
           the command line.

           See also: --firstboot, --attach, --upload.

       --run-command 'CMD+ARGS' (see "customize" below)
           Run the command and arguments on the disk image.  The command runs virtualized inside
           a small appliance, chrooted into the guest filesystem.

           If libguestfs supports it then a limited network connection is available but it only
           allows outgoing network connections.  You can also attach data disks (eg. ISO files)
           as another way to provide data (eg. software packages) to the script without needing a
           network connection (--attach).  You can also upload data files (--upload).

           You can have multiple --run-command options.  They run in the same order that they
           appear on the command line.

           See also: --firstboot, --attach, --upload.

       --script SCRIPT (see "script" below)
           Run the named "SCRIPT" (a shell script or program) against the guest.  The script can
           be any program on the host.  The script’s current directory will be the guest’s root
           directory.

           Note: If the script is not on the $PATH, then you must give the full absolute path to
           the script.

       --scriptdir SCRIPTDIR (see "script" below)
           The mount point (an empty directory on the host) used when the "script" operation is
           enabled and one or more scripts are specified using --script parameter(s).

           Note: "SCRIPTDIR" must be an absolute path.

           If --scriptdir is not specified then a temporary mountpoint will be created.

       --scrub FILE (see "customize" below)
           Scrub a file from the guest.  This is like --delete except that:

           ·   It scrubs the data so a guest could not recover it.

           ·   It cannot delete directories, only regular files.

       --selinux-relabel (see "customize" below)
           Relabel files in the guest so that they have the correct SELinux label.

           This will attempt to relabel files immediately, but if the operation fails this will
           instead touch /.autorelabel on the image to schedule a relabel operation for the next
           time the image boots.

           You should only use this option for guests which support SELinux.

       --sm-attach SELECTOR (see "customize" below)
           Attach to a pool using "subscription-manager".

           See "SUBSCRIPTION-MANAGER" in virt-builder(1) for the format of the "SELECTOR" field.

       --sm-credentials SELECTOR (see "customize" below)
           Set the credentials for "subscription-manager".

           See "SUBSCRIPTION-MANAGER" in virt-builder(1) for the format of the "SELECTOR" field.

       --sm-register (see "customize" below)
           Register the guest using "subscription-manager".

           This requires credentials being set using --sm-credentials.

       --sm-remove (see "customize" below)
           Remove all the subscriptions from the guest using "subscription-manager".

       --sm-unregister (see "customize" below)
           Unregister the guest using "subscription-manager".

       --ssh-inject USER[:SELECTOR] (see "customize" below)
           Inject an ssh key so the given "USER" will be able to log in over ssh without
           supplying a password.  The "USER" must exist already in the guest.

           See "SSH KEYS" in virt-builder(1) for the format of the "SELECTOR" field.

           You can have multiple --ssh-inject options, for different users and also for more keys
           for each user.

       --timezone TIMEZONE (see "customize" below)
           Set the default timezone of the guest to "TIMEZONE".  Use a location string like
           "Europe/London"

       --touch FILE (see "customize" below)
           This command performs a touch(1)-like operation on "FILE".

       --truncate FILE (see "customize" below)
           This command truncates "FILE" to a zero-length file. The file must exist already.

       --truncate-recursive PATH (see "customize" below)
           This command recursively truncates all files under "PATH" to zero-length.

       --uninstall PKG,PKG.. (see "customize" below)
           Uninstall the named packages (a comma-separated list).  These are removed during the
           image build using the guest’s package manager (eg. apt, yum, etc.).  Dependent
           packages may also need to be uninstalled to satisfy the request.

           See also --install, --update.

       --update (see "customize" below)
           Do the equivalent of "yum update", "apt-get upgrade", or whatever command is required
           to update the packages already installed in the template to their latest versions.

           See also --install, --uninstall.

       --upload FILE:DEST (see "customize" below)
           Upload local file "FILE" to destination "DEST" in the disk image.  File owner and
           permissions from the original are preserved, so you should set them to what you want
           them to be in the disk image.

           "DEST" could be the final filename.  This can be used to rename the file on upload.

           If "DEST" is a directory name (which must already exist in the guest) then the file is
           uploaded into that directory, and it keeps the same name as on the local filesystem.

           See also: --mkdir, --delete, --scrub.

       --write FILE:CONTENT (see "customize" below)
           Write "CONTENT" to "FILE".

OPERATIONS

       If the --enable/--operations option is not given, then most sysprep operations are
       enabled.

       Use "virt-sysprep --list-operations" to list all operations for your virt-sysprep binary.
       The ones which are enabled by default are marked with a "*" character.  Regardless of the
       --enable/--operations options, sysprep operations are skipped for some guest types.

       Operations can be individually enabled using the --enable/--operations options.  Use a
       comma-separated list, for example:

        virt-sysprep --operations ssh-hostkeys,udev-persistent-net [etc..]

       Future versions of virt-sysprep may add more operations.  If you are using virt-sysprep
       and want predictable behaviour, specify only the operations that you want to have enabled.

       "*" = enabled by default when no --enable/--operations option is given.

   abrt-data *
       Remove the crash data generated by ABRT.

       Remove the automatically generated ABRT crash data in "/var/spool/abrt/".

   backup-files *
       Remove editor backup files from the guest.

       The following files are removed from anywhere in the guest filesystem:

       ·   *.bak

       ·   *~

       On Linux and Unix operating systems, only the following filesystems will be examined:

       ·   /etc

       ·   /root

       ·   /srv

       ·   /tmp

       ·   /var

   bash-history *
       Remove the bash history in the guest.

       Remove the bash history of user "root" and any other users who have a ".bash_history" file
       in their home directory.

       Notes on bash-history

       Currently this only looks in "/root" and "/home/*" for home directories, so users with
       home directories in other locations won't have the bash history removed.

   blkid-tab *
       Remove blkid tab in the guest.

   ca-certificates
       Remove CA certificates in the guest.

   crash-data *
       Remove the crash data generated by kexec-tools.

       Remove the automatically generated kdump kernel crash data.

   cron-spool *
       Remove user at-jobs and cron-jobs.

   customize *
       Customize the guest.

       Customize the guest by providing virt-customize(1) options for installing packages,
       editing files and so on.

   dhcp-client-state *
       Remove DHCP client leases.

   dhcp-server-state *
       Remove DHCP server leases.

   dovecot-data *
       Remove Dovecot (mail server) data.

   firewall-rules
       Remove the firewall rules.

       This removes custom firewall rules by removing "/etc/sysconfig/iptables" or custom
       firewalld configuration in "/etc/firewalld/*/*".

       Note this is not enabled by default since it may expose guests to exploits.  Use with
       care.

   flag-reconfiguration
       Flag the system for reconfiguration.

       For Linux guests, this touches "/.unconfigured", which causes the first boot to
       interactively query the user for settings such as the root password and timezone.

   fs-uuids
       Change filesystem UUIDs.

       On guests and filesystem types where this is supported, new random UUIDs are generated and
       assigned to filesystems.

       Notes on fs-uuids

       The fs-uuids operation is disabled by default because it does not yet find and update all
       the places in the guest that use the UUIDs.  For example "/etc/fstab" or the bootloader.
       Enabling this operation is more likely than not to make your guest unbootable.

       See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=991641

   kerberos-data
       Remove Kerberos data in the guest.

   logfiles *
       Remove many log files from the guest.

       On Linux the following files are removed:

       ·   /etc/Pegasus/*.cnf

       ·   /etc/Pegasus/*.crt

       ·   /etc/Pegasus/*.csr

       ·   /etc/Pegasus/*.pem

       ·   /etc/Pegasus/*.srl

       ·   /root/anaconda-ks.cfg

       ·   /root/anaconda-post.log

       ·   /root/initial-setup-ks.cfg

       ·   /root/install.log

       ·   /root/install.log.syslog

       ·   /root/original-ks.cfg

       ·   /var/cache/fontconfig/*

       ·   /var/cache/gdm/*

       ·   /var/cache/man/*

       ·   /var/lib/AccountService/users/*

       ·   /var/lib/fprint/*

       ·   /var/lib/logrotate.status

       ·   /var/log/*.log*

       ·   /var/log/BackupPC/LOG

       ·   /var/log/ConsoleKit/*

       ·   /var/log/anaconda.syslog

       ·   /var/log/anaconda/*

       ·   /var/log/apache2/*_log

       ·   /var/log/apache2/*_log-*

       ·   /var/log/apt/*

       ·   /var/log/aptitude*

       ·   /var/log/audit/*

       ·   /var/log/btmp*

       ·   /var/log/ceph/*.log

       ·   /var/log/chrony/*.log

       ·   /var/log/cron*

       ·   /var/log/cups/*_log*

       ·   /var/log/debug*

       ·   /var/log/dmesg*

       ·   /var/log/exim4/*

       ·   /var/log/faillog*

       ·   /var/log/firewalld*

       ·   /var/log/gdm/*

       ·   /var/log/glusterfs/*glusterd.vol.log

       ·   /var/log/glusterfs/glusterfs.log

       ·   /var/log/grubby*

       ·   /var/log/httpd/*log

       ·   /var/log/installer/*

       ·   /var/log/jetty/jetty-console.log

       ·   /var/log/journal/*

       ·   /var/log/lastlog*

       ·   /var/log/libvirt/libvirtd.log

       ·   /var/log/libvirt/libxl/*.log

       ·   /var/log/libvirt/lxc/*.log

       ·   /var/log/libvirt/qemu/*.log

       ·   /var/log/libvirt/uml/*.log

       ·   /var/log/lightdm/*

       ·   /var/log/mail/*

       ·   /var/log/maillog*

       ·   /var/log/messages*

       ·   /var/log/ntp

       ·   /var/log/ntpstats/*

       ·   /var/log/ppp/connect-errors

       ·   /var/log/rhsm/*

       ·   /var/log/sa/*

       ·   /var/log/secure*

       ·   /var/log/setroubleshoot/*.log

       ·   /var/log/spooler*

       ·   /var/log/squid/*.log

       ·   /var/log/syslog*

       ·   /var/log/tallylog*

       ·   /var/log/tuned/tuned.log

       ·   /var/log/wtmp*

       ·   /var/log/xferlog*

       ·   /var/named/data/named.run

   lvm-uuids *
       Change LVM2 PV and VG UUIDs.

       On Linux guests that have LVM2 physical volumes (PVs) or volume groups (VGs), new random
       UUIDs are generated and assigned to those PVs and VGs.

   machine-id *
       Remove the local machine ID.

       The machine ID is usually generated from a random source during system installation and
       stays constant for all subsequent boots.  Optionally, for stateless systems it is
       generated during runtime at boot if it is found to be empty.

   mail-spool *
       Remove email from the local mail spool directory.

   net-hostname *
       Remove HOSTNAME and DHCP_HOSTNAME in network interface configuration.

       For Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this is removed from "ifcfg-*" files.

   net-hwaddr *
       Remove HWADDR (hard-coded MAC address) configuration.

       For Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this is removed from "ifcfg-*" files.

   pacct-log *
       Remove the process accounting log files.

       The system wide process accounting will store to the pacct log files if the process
       accounting is on.

   package-manager-cache *
       Remove package manager cache.

   pam-data *
       Remove the PAM data in the guest.

   passwd-backups *
       Remove /etc/passwd- and similar backup files.

       On Linux the following files are removed:

       ·   /etc/group-

       ·   /etc/gshadow-

       ·   /etc/passwd-

       ·   /etc/shadow-


       ·   /etc/subgid-

       ·   /etc/subuid-
   puppet-data-log *
       Remove the data and log files of puppet.

   rh-subscription-manager *
       Remove the RH subscription manager files.

   rhn-systemid *
       Remove the RHN system ID.

   rpm-db *
       Remove host-specific RPM database files.

       Remove host-specific RPM database files and locks.  RPM will recreate these files
       automatically if needed.

   samba-db-log *
       Remove the database and log files of Samba.

   script *
       Run arbitrary scripts against the guest.

       The "script" module lets you run arbitrary shell scripts or programs against the guest.

       Note this feature requires FUSE support.  You may have to enable this in your host, for
       example by adding the current user to the "fuse" group, or by loading a kernel module.

       Use one or more --script parameters to specify scripts or programs that will be run
       against the guest.

       The script or program is run with its current directory being the guest’s root directory,
       so relative paths should be used.  For example: "rm etc/resolv.conf" in the script would
       remove a Linux guest’s DNS configuration file, but "rm /etc/resolv.conf" would (try to)
       remove the host’s file.

       Normally a temporary mount point for the guest is used, but you can choose a specific one
       by using the --scriptdir parameter.

       Note: This is different from --firstboot scripts (which run in the context of the guest
       when it is booting first time).  --script scripts run on the host, not in the guest.

   smolt-uuid *
       Remove the Smolt hardware UUID.

   ssh-hostkeys *
       Remove the SSH host keys in the guest.

       The SSH host keys are regenerated (differently) next time the guest is booted.

       If, after cloning, the guest gets the same IP address, ssh will give you a stark warning
       about the host key changing:

        @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
        @    WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!     @
        @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
        IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!

   ssh-userdir *
       Remove ".ssh" directories in the guest.

       Remove the ".ssh" directory of user "root" and any other users who have a ".ssh" directory
       in their home directory.

       Notes on ssh-userdir

       Currently this only looks in "/root" and "/home/*" for home directories, so users with
       home directories in other locations won't have the ssh files removed.

   sssd-db-log *
       Remove the database and log files of sssd.

   tmp-files *
       Remove temporary files.

       This removes temporary files under "/tmp" and "/var/tmp".

   udev-persistent-net *
       Remove udev persistent net rules.

       Remove udev persistent net rules which map the guest’s existing MAC address to a fixed
       ethernet device (eg. eth0).

       After a guest is cloned, the MAC address usually changes.  Since the old MAC address
       occupies the old name (eg. eth0), this means the fresh MAC address is assigned to a new
       name (eg. eth1) and this is usually undesirable.  Erasing the udev persistent net rules
       avoids this.

   user-account
       Remove the user accounts in the guest.

       By default remove all the user accounts and their home directories.  The "root" account is
       not removed.

       See the --remove-user-accounts parameter for a way to specify how to remove only some
       users, or to not remove some others.

   utmp *
       Remove the utmp file.

       This file records who is currently logged in on a machine.  In modern Linux distros it is
       stored in a ramdisk and hence not part of the virtual machine’s disk, but it was stored on
       disk in older distros.

   yum-uuid *
       Remove the yum UUID.

       Yum creates a fresh UUID the next time it runs when it notices that the original UUID has
       been erased.

COPYING AND CLONING

       Virt-sysprep can be used as part of a process of cloning guests, or to prepare a template
       from which guests can be cloned.  There are many different ways to achieve this using the
       virt tools, and this section is just an introduction.

       A virtual machine (when switched off) consists of two parts:

       configuration
           The configuration or description of the guest.  eg. The libvirt XML (see "virsh
           dumpxml"), the running configuration of the guest, or another external format like
           OVF.

           Some configuration items that might need to be changed:

           ·   name

           ·   UUID

           ·   path to block device(s)

           ·   network card MAC address

       block device(s)
           One or more hard disk images, themselves containing files, directories, applications,
           kernels, configuration, etc.

           Some things inside the block devices that might need to be changed:

           ·   hostname and other net configuration

           ·   UUID

           ·   SSH host keys

           ·   Windows unique security ID (SID)

           ·   Puppet registration

   COPYING THE BLOCK DEVICE
       Starting with an original guest, you probably wish to copy the guest block device and its
       configuration to make a template.  Then once you are happy with the template, you will
       want to make many clones from it.

                               virt-sysprep
                                    |
                                    v
        original guest --------> template ---------->
                                             \------> cloned
                                              \-----> guests
                                               \---->

       You can, of course, just copy the block device on the host using cp(1) or dd(1).

                          dd                 dd
        original guest --------> template ---------->
                                             \------> cloned
                                              \-----> guests
                                               \---->

       There are some smarter (and faster) ways too:

                                 snapshot
                       template ---------->
                                   \------> cloned
                                    \-----> guests
                                     \---->

       You may want to run virt-sysprep twice, once to reset the guest (to make a template) and a
       second time to customize the guest for a specific user:

                           virt-sysprep        virt-sysprep
                             (reset)      (add user, keys, logos)
                                |                   |
                        dd      v          dd       v
        original guest ----> template ---------> copied ------> custom
                                                 template       guest

       ·   Create a snapshot using qemu-img:

            qemu-img create -f qcow2 -o backing_file=original snapshot.qcow

           The advantage is that you don’t need to copy the original (very fast) and only changes
           are stored (less storage required).

           Note that writing to the backing file once you have created guests on top of it is not
           possible: you will corrupt the guests.

       ·   Create a snapshot using "lvcreate --snapshot".

       ·   Other ways to create snapshots include using filesystems-level tools (for filesystems
           such as btrfs).

           Most Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices can also create cheap snapshots from files
           or LUNs.

       ·   Get your NAS to duplicate the LUN.  Most NAS devices can also duplicate LUNs very
           cheaply (they copy them on-demand in the background).

       ·   Prepare your template using virt-sparsify(1).  See below.

   VIRT-CLONE
       A separate tool, virt-clone(1), can be used to duplicate the block device and/or modify
       the external libvirt configuration of a guest.  It will reset the name, UUID and MAC
       address of the guest in the libvirt XML.

       virt-clone(1) does not use libguestfs and cannot look inside the disk image.  This was the
       original motivation to write virt-sysprep.

   SPARSIFY
                     virt-sparsify
        original guest --------> template

       virt-sparsify(1) can be used to make the cloning template smaller, making it easier to
       compress and/or faster to copy.

       Notice that since virt-sparsify also copies the image, you can use it to make the initial
       copy (instead of "dd").

   RESIZE
                                virt-resize
                       template ---------->
                                   \------> cloned
                                    \-----> guests
                                     \---->

       If you want to give people cloned guests, but let them pick the size of the guest
       themselves (eg. depending on how much they are prepared to pay for disk space), then
       instead of copying the template, you can run virt-resize(1).  Virt-resize performs a copy
       and resize, and thus is ideal for cloning guests from a template.

FIRSTBOOT VS SCRIPT

       The two options --firstboot and --script both supply shell scripts that are run against
       the guest.  However these two options are significantly different.

       --firstboot script uploads the file "script" into the guest and arranges that it will run,
       in the guest, when the guest is next booted.  (The script will only run once, at the
       "first boot").

       --script script runs the shell "script" on the host, with its current directory inside the
       guest filesystem.

       If you needed, for example, to "yum install" new packages, then you must not use --script
       for this, since that would (a) run the "yum" command on the host and (b) wouldn't have
       access to the same resources (repositories, keys, etc.) as the guest.  Any command that
       needs to run on the guest must be run via --firstboot.

       On the other hand if you need to make adjustments to the guest filesystem (eg. copying in
       files), then --script is ideal since (a) it has access to the host filesystem and (b) you
       will get immediate feedback on errors.

       Either or both options can be used multiple times on the command line.

SECURITY

       Although virt-sysprep removes some sensitive information from the guest, it does not
       pretend to remove all of it.  You should examine the "OPERATIONS" above and the guest
       afterwards.

       Sensitive files are simply removed.  The data they contained may still exist on the disk,
       easily recovered with a hex editor or undelete tool.  The --scrub option can be used to
       scrub files instead of just deleting them.  virt-sparsify(1) is another way to remove this
       content.  See also the scrub(1) command to get rid of deleted content in directory entries
       and inodes.

   RANDOM SEED
       (This section applies to Linux guests only)

       For supported guests, virt-sysprep writes a few bytes of randomness from the host into the
       guest’s random seed file.

       If this is just done once and the guest is cloned from the same template, then each guest
       will start with the same entropy, and things like SSH host keys and TCP sequence numbers
       may be predictable.

       Therefore you should arrange to add more randomness after cloning from a template too,
       which can be done by enabling just the customize module:

        cp template.img newguest.img
        virt-sysprep --enable customize -a newguest.img

SELINUX

       For guests which make use of SELinux, special handling for them might be needed when using
       operations which create new files or alter existing ones.

       For further details, see "SELINUX" in virt-builder(1).

WINDOWS 8

       Windows 8 "fast startup" can prevent virt-sysprep from working.  See "WINDOWS HIBERNATION
       AND WINDOWS 8 FAST STARTUP" in guestfs(3).

EXIT STATUS

       This program returns 0 on success, or 1 if there was an error.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       "VIRT_TOOLS_DATA_DIR"
           This can point to the directory containing data files used for Windows firstboot
           installation.

           Normally you do not need to set this.  If not set, a compiled-in default will be used
           (something like /usr/share/virt-tools).

           This directory may contain the following files:

           rhsrvany.exe
               This is the RHSrvAny Windows binary, used to install a "firstboot" script in
               Windows guests.  It is required if you intend to use the --firstboot or
               --firstboot-command options with Windows guests.

               See also: "https://github.com/rwmjones/rhsrvany"

           pvvxsvc.exe
               This is a Windows binary shipped with SUSE VMDP, used to install a "firstboot"
               script in Windows guests.  It is required if you intend to use the --firstboot or
               --firstboot-command options with Windows guests.

       For other environment variables, see "ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES" in guestfs(3).

SEE ALSO

       guestfs(3), guestfish(1), virt-builder(1), virt-clone(1), virt-customize(1),
       virt-rescue(1), virt-resize(1), virt-sparsify(1), virsh(1), lvcreate(8), qemu-img(1),
       scrub(1), http://libguestfs.org/, http://libvirt.org/.

AUTHORS

       Richard W.M. Jones http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/

       Wanlong Gao, Fujitsu Ltd.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2011-2019 Red Hat Inc.

       Copyright (C) 2012 Fujitsu Ltd.

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

BUGS

       To get a list of bugs against libguestfs, use this link:
       https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

       To report a new bug against libguestfs, use this link:
       https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

       When reporting a bug, please supply:

       ·   The version of libguestfs.

       ·   Where you got libguestfs (eg. which Linux distro, compiled from source, etc)

       ·   Describe the bug accurately and give a way to reproduce it.

       ·   Run libguestfs-test-tool(1) and paste the complete, unedited output into the bug
           report.