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Subject [19/50] [abbrv] git commit: updated refs/heads/disk-cache to 72f2f12
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:09:24 GMT
CLOUDSTACK-840. DOC. New doc. Linked and full clones on VMware.


Branch: refs/heads/disk-cache
Commit: 33c7c654af85a5493ef6fa053dc41542bfffe180
Parents: ec91ea4
Author: Jessica <>
Authored: Fri Aug 30 02:30:38 2013 -0700
Committer: Jessica <>
Committed: Fri Aug 30 02:30:38 2013 -0700

 docs/en-US/creating-vms.xml | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 31 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/en-US/creating-vms.xml b/docs/en-US/creating-vms.xml
index 86d05d3..df4d88e 100644
--- a/docs/en-US/creating-vms.xml
+++ b/docs/en-US/creating-vms.xml
@@ -30,7 +30,9 @@
       started as part of the VM deployment. A request parameter, startVM, in the deployVm
       provides this feature. For more information, see the Developer's Guide</para>
-  <para>To create a VM from a template:</para>
+  <para/>
+  <section id="creating-vm-from-template">
+    <title>Creating a VM from a template</title>
       <para>Log in to the &PRODUCT; UI as an administrator or user.</para>
@@ -54,18 +56,21 @@
       <para>Click Submit and your VM will be created and started.</para>
-        <para>For security reason, the internal name of the VM is visible only to the
-          admin.</para>
+        <para>For security reasons, the internal name of the VM is visible only to
the root
+            admin.</para>
-  <para>To create a VM from an ISO:</para>
+  </section>
+  <section id="creating-vm-from-iso">
+  <title>Creating a VM from an ISO</title>
     <para>(XenServer) Windows VMs running on XenServer require PV drivers, which may
be provided in
       the template or added after the VM is created. The PV drivers are necessary for essential
       management functions such as mounting additional volumes and ISO images, live migration,
       graceful shutdown.</para>
+  <para/>
       <para>Log in to the &PRODUCT; UI as an administrator or user.</para>
@@ -88,3 +93,25 @@
     <!-- <listitem><para>(Oracle VM only) After ISO installation, the installer
reboots into the operating system. Due to a known issue in OVM, the reboot will place the
VM in the Stopped state. In the &PRODUCT; UI, detach the ISO from the VM (so that the
VM will not boot from the ISO again), then click the Start button to restart the VM.</para></listitem>
+<section id="vmware-configure-linked-clones">
+  <!-- CS-17387 -->
+  <title>Configuring Usage of Linked Clones on VMware</title>
+  <para>(For ESX hypervisor in conjunction with vCenter)</para>
+  <para>VMs can be created as either linked clones or full clones on VMware.</para>
+  <para>For a full description of clone types, refer to VMware documentation. In summary:
+    full clone is a copy of an existing virtual machine which, once created, does not depend
+    in any way on the original virtual machine. A linked clone is also a copy of an existing
+    virtual machine, but it has ongoing dependency on the original. A linked clone shares
+    virtual disk of the original VM, and retains access to all files that were present at
+    time the clone was created.</para>
+  <para>The use of these different clone types involves some side effects and tradeoffs,
so it
+    is to the administrator's advantage to be able to choose which of the two types will
+    used in a &PRODUCT; deployment.</para>
+  <para>A new global configuration setting has been added, vmware.create.full.clone.
When the
+    administrator sets this to true, end users can create guest VMs only as full clones.
+    default value is false. </para>
+  <para>It is not recommended to change the value of vmware.create.full.clone in a
cloud with
+    running VMs. However, if the value is changed, existing VMs are not affected. Only VMs
+    created after the setting is put into effect are subject to the restriction.</para>

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