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From "Mike Tutkowski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-6181) Root resize
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:23:25 GMT

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Mike Tutkowski commented on CLOUDSTACK-6181:
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Hi,

I am working on an improvement to managed storage for 4.4 that will enable users to have guaranteed
storage Quality of Service for root disks.

I can add this root resize to my test matrix for 4.4. Of hand, I don't see any problem supporting
it.

Thanks,
Mike

> Root resize
> -----------
>
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-6181
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-6181
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Hypervisor Controller, Storage Controller, UI
>    Affects Versions: 4.4.0
>         Environment: KVM/libvirt/CentOS, Xenserver
>            Reporter: Nux
>              Labels: disk, resize, template
>             Fix For: 4.4.0
>
>
> Rationale:
> Currently the root size of an instance is locked to that of the template. This creates
unnecessary template duplicates, prevents the creation of a market place, wastes time and
disk space and generally makes work more complicated.
> Real life example - a small VPS provider might want to offer the following sizes (in
GB):
> 10,20,40,80,160,240,320,480,620
> That's 9 offerings.
> The template selection could look like this, including real disk space used:
> Windows 2008 ~10GB
> Windows 2008+Plesk ~15GB
> Windows 2008+MSSQL ~15GB
> Windows 2012 ~10GB
> Windows 2012+Plesk ~15GB
> Windows 2012+MSSQL ~15GB
> CentOS ~1GB
> CentOS+CPanel ~3GB
> CentOS+Virtualmin ~3GB
> CentOS+Zimbra ~3GB
> CentOS+Docker ~2GB
> Debian ~1GB
> Ubuntu LTS ~1GB
> In this case the total disk space used by templates will be 828 GB, that's almost 1 TB.
If your storage is expensive and limited SSD this can get painful!
> If the root resize feature is enabled we can reduce this to under 100 GB.



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