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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-9379) Support nested virtualization at VM level on VMware Hypervisor
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:57:20 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on CLOUDSTACK-9379:
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Github user serg38 commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/1542
  
    @rhtyd @jburwell @rafaelweingartner @koushik-das The rationale to have vmware.nested.virtualization.perVM
was that advanced vm_details and template details are user controlled. With https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-9457
    ‘Allow retrieval and modification of VM and template details via API and UI’ users
will be able to change any advanced details in UI and API.
    If admin wants to preserve that nested virtualization is controlled in centralized fashion
they can do so by setting vmware.nested.virtualization.perVM to ‘false’. Idea was to allow
organizations that currently have nested virtualization disabled to have it so after upgrade.
Does it make sense or everyone prefers that setting on VM level overrides global one? 


> Support nested virtualization at VM level on VMware Hypervisor
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-9379
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-9379
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: VMware
>    Affects Versions: 4.9.0
>            Reporter: Nicolas Vazquez
>            Assignee: Nicolas Vazquez
>             Fix For: 4.10.0.0
>
>
> h2. Introduction
> It is desired to support nested virtualization at VM level for VMware hypervisor. Current
behaviour supports enabling/desabling global nested virtualization by modifying global config
{{'vmware.nested.virtualization'}}. It is wished to improve this feature, having control at
VM level instead of a global control only.
> h2. Proposal
> A new global configuration is added, to enable/disable VM nested virtualization control:
{{'vmware.nested.virtualization.perVM'}}. Default value=false
> h2. Behaviour
> After a vm deployment or start command, vm params include {{nestedVirtualizationFlag}}
key and its value is:
> * true -> nested virtualization enabled
> * false -> nested virtualization disabled
> We will determinate nested virtualization enabled/disabled by examining:
> * (1) global configuration {{'vmware.nested.virtualization'}} value
> * (2) global configuration {{'vmware.nested.virtualization.perVM'}} value
> * (3) {{'nestedVirtualizationFlag'}} value in {{user_vm_details}} if present, null if
not.
> Using this 3 values, there are different use cases:
> # (1) = TRUE, (2) = TRUE, (3) is null -> ENABLED
> # (1) = TRUE, (2) = TRUE, (3) = TRUE -> ENABLED
> # (1) = TRUE, (2) = TRUE, (3) = FALSE -> DISABLED
> # (1) = TRUE, (2) = FALSE -> ENABLED
> # (1) = FALSE, (2) = TRUE, (3) is null -> DISABLED
> # (1) = FALSE, (2) = TRUE, (3) = TRUE -> ENABLED
> # (1) = FALSE, (2) = TRUE, (3) = FALSE -> DISABLED
> # (1) = FALSE, (2) = FALSE -> DISABLED



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