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From Alena Prokharchyk <Alena.Prokharc...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: Resetting a VM is broken?
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:02:58 GMT
1) Didn’t notice “the elephant” - that the Reset Vm option is presented as
a button unlike the icons for other options. UI folks - Brian/Jessica- why
we decided to represent this option differently in the UI?

2) Mike, I’ve looked at the code and the history. We've always allocated a
new volume during the vm restore call. Hari, can you please confirm that
this feature you wrote, was designed to work this way


-Alena.


On 3/19/14, 2:41 PM, "Mike Tutkowski" <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:

>To clarify: Reboot VM seemed to keep the VM running and just reboot the
>OS.
>
>Reset VM seemed to shut the VM down and then re-start it (with the same
>root disk for the OS).
>
>
>On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Mike Tutkowski <
>mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:
>
>> I could be wrong, but I thought as recently as 4.3 that Reset VM
>> essentially stopped and then re-started the VM with the same root disk.
>>
>> It seemed to differ from Reboot VM only in the sense that the VM was
>>never
>> technically stopped (the OS inside the VM was just rebooted).
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:38 PM, Mike Tutkowski <
>> mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm using XenServer 6.1 hosts (two of them) in this case.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:37 PM, Mike Tutkowski <
>>> mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yeah, stopping and restarting works fine...as does, I believe,
>>>>rebooting
>>>> the VM.
>>>>
>>>> Right below Reboot VM, there is a Reset VM option.
>>>>
>>>> If that means "re-install," then we probably should clean up the old
>>>> root disk.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Alena Prokharchyk <
>>>> Alena.Prokharchyk@citrix.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> don¹t see ³Reset Vm² option in UI; do you mean ³Reboot instance²?
>>>>>I¹ve
>>>>> just tried that, as well as calling stop/startVM from the UI. The Vm
>>>>> boots
>>>>> up with its original disk.
>>>>>
>>>>> I¹m having Xen/Nfs, not sure it matters
>>>>>
>>>>> -Alena.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 3/19/14, 2:19 PM, "Mike Tutkowski" <mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> >I didn't look into what the GUI calls, but I invoked the Reset VM
>>>>> option
>>>>> >in
>>>>> >the GUI.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >Thanks
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Alena Prokharchyk <
>>>>> >Alena.Prokharchyk@citrix.com> wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> >> Mike, just to confirm - did you call
>>>>> >> stopVirtualMachine/startVirtualMachine apis?
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> -alena.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> On 3/19/14, 1:55 PM, "Mike Tutkowski"
>>>>><mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com>
>>>>> >> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> >Hi,
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >I noticed today while running through some test cases for
4.4
>>>>>that
>>>>> >> >resetting a VM does not work as expected.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >Instead of the typical stop and re-start behavior where
the VM is
>>>>> >>booted
>>>>> >> >back up using the same root disk, the VM gets a new root
disk
>>>>>when
>>>>> it
>>>>> >>is
>>>>> >> >booted back up.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >Can anyone confirm this finding for me with his or her setup?
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >Thanks!
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >--
>>>>> >> >*Mike Tutkowski*
>>>>> >> >*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>>>>> >> >e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>>>>> >> >o: 303.746.7302
>>>>> >> >Advancing the way the world uses the
>>>>> >> >cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>>>>> >> >*(tm)*
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >--
>>>>> >*Mike Tutkowski*
>>>>> >*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>>>>> >e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>>>>> >o: 303.746.7302
>>>>> >Advancing the way the world uses the
>>>>> >cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>>>>> >*(tm)*
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> *Mike Tutkowski*
>>>> *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>>>> e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>>>> o: 303.746.7302
>>>> Advancing the way the world uses the
>>>>cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>>>> *(tm)*
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> *Mike Tutkowski*
>>> *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>>> e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>>> o: 303.746.7302
>>> Advancing the way the world uses the
>>>cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>>> *(tm)*
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *Mike Tutkowski*
>> *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>> e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>> o: 303.746.7302
>> Advancing the way the world uses the
>>cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>> *(tm)*
>>
>
>
>
>-- 
>*Mike Tutkowski*
>*Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
>e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
>o: 303.746.7302
>Advancing the way the world uses the
>cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
>*(tm)*

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