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From Logan Barfield <lbarfi...@tqhosting.com>
Subject Re: Cross Zone Templates
Date Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:45:32 GMT
Ilya,

The problem is that this doesn't work with the "region-wide" storage
model for S3.  Right now it's impossible to copy templates when using
S3 storage for the reasons I mentioned in my last response.  It's also
apparently impossible (without database editing) to make a template
cross-zone when creating it from a snapshot or volume.  Only allowing
cross-zone templates when registering them from a URL is stupid.

Thank You,

Logan Barfield
Tranquil Hosting


On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM, ilya musayev
<ilya.mailing.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> As you know, when template is imported as "all zones" template, it has an ID
> that is same on all zones. If you delete a cross zone template on 1 zone, it
> will be removed from all.
>
> The moment you break away from this model and load templates as unique
> entities in each zone, the ID will change from zone to zone.
>
> You can also try clonning the template in the UI to a different zone, i'm
> not certain if ID is preserved - but you can give it a try.
>
> If you abstract cloudstack with your own frontend. You can fetch the
> template ID by using name and zone id.
>
> Regards,
> ilya
>
> On 1/26/15 1:48 PM, Logan Barfield wrote:
>>
>> I'm setting up a test zone for a multi-site deployment, and I've thus
>> far been unable to deploy a VM from our existing templates.
>>
>> We're using S3 for secondary storage, and we have set up an NFS
>> staging server in the remote zone.  The management server is able to
>> mount the NFS store over the site-to-site VPN.
>>
>> When we attempt to deploy a VM in the new zone, we get "Template <id>
>> is not available."
>>
>> It appears that this is because our templates are not set up as "Cross
>> Zone Templates."
>>
>> We originally created these templates from existing volumes (e.g.,
>> installed via ISO, configured, shut down VM, created template from
>> volume).  I did not see any option in the UI or API to specify it as a
>> cross zone template, nor do I see a way to update it after the fact
>> (other than manually editing the database).  This functionality only
>> seems to be available when Registering a template via a URL, which
>> isn't any help here.
>>
>> Is there a reason for this weirdness?
>>
>>
>> Thank You,
>>
>> Logan Barfield
>> Tranquil Hosting
>
>

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