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From "Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-4055) Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit) being deployed as 'Other OS' type
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:41:48 GMT


Venkata Siva Vijayendra Bhamidipati commented on CLOUDSTACK-4055:

This bug cannot be fixed at present with the latest version of vi sdk (which Min had updated
cloudstack to use) because vi sdk doesn't yet include Windows 2012 in its list of supported
guest OSes. This cannot be fixed until the next vi sdk version is released with the guest
OS description list getting a new enum for Windows 2012 Server. Until then, the OS description
will show up as Other (64-bit).

This list of guest OS flavors supported by vi sdk can be gleaned from the following link for
VirtualMachineGuestOsIdentifier enum list :

It looks like Windows 2012 was added to the guest OS list for all hypervisors other than vmware
as part of this commit:

commit c11dbad9c9ba7a876243ec02e90215906cfd9115
Author: Nitin Mehta <>
Date: Sat May 11 15:28:43 2013 +0530

The commit cannot however work for VMWare deployments due to the reason stated above.

After vi sdk introduces the enum for Windows 2012, this enum should be entered into the file in the cloudstack code. This file contains all the mappings of the
Guest OS strings to be returned against OS flavors, and currently this list contains Windows
8 64 bit, but not Windows 2012.

This bug can be resolved as of now. Will mark as cannot fix.
> Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit) being deployed as 'Other OS' type
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-4055
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Management Server
>    Affects Versions: 4.2.0
>            Reporter: Ahmad Emneina
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 4.2.0
>         Attachments: win2012_other_os.png
> Registered a Windows Server 2012 64-bit template in ACS and made sure Windows Server
2012 (64-Bit) was selected as the OS type when registering the template, however when we build
an instance in CS it creates the OS type in VMware as Other (64-Bit). Running VMware 5.1.0
and have confirmed that the OS type is an available option in VMware.

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