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From "Kelcey Damage \(BT\)" <kel...@backbonetechnology.com>
Subject RE: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 18:14:30 GMT
I's really the delicate side of dealing with VMware. CloudStack has it's
hands tied do to vCenter control. I can tell you from experience working
with MORs and vCAPI, they don't play nicely or easily with the
structure/framework CloudStack has.



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul Angus [mailto:paul.angus@shapeblue.com]
>Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 11:12 AM
>To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>Subject: RE: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
>
>I should be able to, rolling my own system VMs isn't something I've played
with
>yet. (there's a first time for everything :-) )
>
>It'd be 'simplest' if CloudStack could specify an IDE disk upon creation
though
>wouldn't it?
>
>Regards,
>
>Paul Angus
>S: +44 20 3603 0540 | M: +447711418784
>paul.angus@shapeblue.com
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kelcey Damage (BT) [mailto:kelcey@backbonetechnology.com]
>Sent: 02 May 2013 19:07
>To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>Subject: RE: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
>
>Exactly. Could you build a centos system VM?
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Paul Angus [mailto:paul.angus@shapeblue.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 11:05 AM
>>To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>>Subject: RE: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
>>
>>I'm afraid it's not that simple, once the disk is created as either
>>scsi or
>ide you
>>can't change it...
>>
>>Vm from importing the ova directly(boots ok):
>http://i.imgur.com/rLShX89.png
>>System vm created by cloudstack: http://i.imgur.com/LeXHOCV.png
>>
>>
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Paul Angus
>>S: +44 20 3603 0540 | M: +447711418784
>>paul.angus@shapeblue.com
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Musayev, Ilya [mailto:imusayev@webmd.net]
>>Sent: 02 May 2013 18:57
>>To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>>Subject: RE: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
>>
>>Switch controller to IDE in vmware to see if it helps, just to confirm
>>its controller related.
>>
>>Regards
>>ilya
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kelcey Damage (BT) [mailto:kelcey@backbonetechnology.com]
>>> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:41 PM
>>> To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>>> Subject: RE: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
>>>
>>> This comment made my day.
>>>
>>> (Side note, VMware only claims easy provisioning functionality with
>>> RHEL derivatives and Ubuntu)
>>>
>>> You could re-pack your system VM with the needed virtual scsi driver
>>> support I think?
>>>
>>> >-----Original Message-----
>>> >From: Chip Childers [mailto:chip.childers@sungard.com]
>>> >Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 10:38 AM
>>> >To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>>> >Subject: Re: AS4.1 with VMware System VMs
>>> >
>>> >On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 05:33:47PM +0000, Paul Angus wrote:
>>> >> Hi,
>>> >>
>>> >> My system VMs are being created with a SCSI controller rather than
>>> >> an IDE
>>> >controller so they just come up with a screen that says 'GRUB' does
>>> >anyone have any ideas why this might happen?
>>> >>
>>> >> (I THINK I built a nonoss repo.)
>>> >
>>> >You wouldn't have any VMware functionality if you didn't do non-oss.
>>>
>>
>>
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