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From Likitha Shetty <likitha.she...@citrix.com>
Subject [PROPOSAL] Support OVA files with multiple disks for templates and uploaded volumes in VMWare
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:54:55 GMT
Hi,

Currently, Cloudstack only supports Template creation based on OVA files containing a single
disk. If a user creates a template from a OVA file containing more than 1 disk and launches
an instance using this template, only the first disk is attached to the new instance and other
disks are ignored. Similarly with uploaded volumes, attaching an uploaded volume that contains
multiple disks to a VM will result in only one VMDK to being attached to the VM.

This behavior needs to be improved in VMWare to support OVA files with multiple disks for
both templates and uploaded volumes. For e.g. If a user creates a template from a OVA file
containing more than 1 disk and launches an instance using this template, the first disk should
be attached to the new instance as the ROOT disk, volumes should be created based on other
VMDK disks in the OVA file and should be attached to the instance.

I will soon propose a Functional Spec for this improvement.

The corresponding JIRA ticket can be found at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-4757
. 

Thanks,
Likitha

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