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From "Matty Courtney (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CLOUDSTACK-8354) [VMware] restoreVirtualMachine should forcefully power off VM
Date Fri, 29 May 2015 21:47:17 GMT

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Matty Courtney updated CLOUDSTACK-8354:
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    Affects Version/s: 4.5.1

> [VMware] restoreVirtualMachine should forcefully power off VM
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-8354
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-8354
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: API, VMware
>    Affects Versions: 4.4.2, 4.5.1
>            Reporter: Matty Courtney
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: vmware
>
> When restoreVirtualMachine API is called against a running instance CloudStack issues
a command to vCenter to shutdown the guest OS, which shuts the OS down gracefully.
> Sometimes this graceful shutdown can take several minutes if there are processes that
prevent/delay the OS shutting down gracefully.
> Presumably, when I call the restoreVirtualMachine API I don't care about the current
state of the instance and nor do I care if it shuts down gracefully.
> Could the restoreVirtualMachine instead tell vCenter to Power Off the VM, which results
in the VM immediately changing to a stopped state?



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