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From "Marcus Sorensen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-4197) Allow creating a VM without virtual CD-ROM drive
Date Tue, 27 May 2014 15:27:03 GMT


Marcus Sorensen commented on CLOUDSTACK-4197:

May want to consider making it a property of service offering. Just a checkbox on whether
or not the deployments of that service offering should have a CD drive, then you could choose
not to have cd drive with any and all templates, and you wouldn't have to create multiple
OS types.

There are also the new 'details' parameters that are being used by the VMware devs where they
choose their template hardware based on 'details' parameters:

register template format=ova hypervisor=vmware name=OL63-26-TMPLT url=
ispublic=true isfeatured=true passwordenabled=false details[0].rootDiskController=scsi details[0].nicAdapter=E1000
details[0].keyboard=us ostypeid=148 zoneid=-1 displaytext=OL63-26-TMPLT

A details parameter specifying whether or not CDROM should be deployed with the template could
be easily added, the work would be primarily on the hypervisor side to pay attention to those
parameters, since whatever you pass in as details just passes through on the mgmt server.

> Allow creating a VM without virtual CD-ROM drive
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-4197
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Hypervisor Controller
>    Affects Versions: 4.2.0
>            Reporter: Kirk Kosinski
>            Assignee: Anthony Xu
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: hypervisor, netscaler
>             Fix For: 4.4.0
> Currently all VMs that CloudStack creates will include a virtual CD-ROM drive. In some
cases, such as with virtual appliances (e.g. NetScaler VPX), a CD-ROM drive is not needed
or even unsupported. It would be useful if CloudStack could deploy a VM without a CD-ROM drive
to allow such cases.
> Perhaps such functionality could be added using new OS Types, for example:
> Other - No CD-ROM (32-bit)
> Other - No CD-ROM (64-bit)
> Other PV - No CD-ROM (32-bit)
> Other PV - No CD-ROM (64-bit)
> Or maybe it could be added on a per VM or per template basis with a new configuration
parameter. This might be more flexible since some customers might want to use arbitrary OS
types for VMs with no CD-ROM. 

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