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From Tamas Monos <>
Subject RE: OS support for Win8 Server?
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:49:15 GMT

I tried the following:

#uuid -v4
#insert into guest_os values(204,6,NULL,"b676d4a1-4794-4553-a667-44aac04fa80a","Windows Server
2012 (64bit)");
#insert into guest_os_hypervisor values(266,"VmWare","Microsoft Windows Server 8 (64-bit)",204);

After this I can select the 'Windows Server 2012 (64bit)' as OS type for my ISO but when the
VM gets deployed its OS type is 'Other (64-bit)'.
Then I tried to trick CloudStack and swaped the 'Other (64-bit)' and the new ' Microsoft Windows
Server 8 (64-bit)' in the guest_os_hypervisor table but still no luck.
Regardless my efforst I always end up with 'Other (64-bit)'.

Is it possible at that time 3.0.2 came out was compiled with vmware API 5.0 that did not know
the OS type "Microsoft Windows Server 8 (64-bit)" yet therefore it fails back to 'Other (64-bit)'
by default if sees and unknown OS type?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Tamas Monos [] 
Sent: 12 October 2012 11:12
Subject: OS support for Win8 Server?


I have managed a seamless upgrade from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.0 Update 1 with cloudstack
vSphere 5 has a support for Windows 8 server 64 bit that works just fine but in CloudStack
I'd need to add the OS support for it otherwise 'Other 64bit' does not work with it. I must
explicitly select Windows 8 Server 64bit to make it work.
I'm aware fiddling with the SQL database is not recommended/supported but I believe there
is a way to inject some entries into the 'guest_os' table and choose those items in the dropdown
box for ISOs/templates.
Could anyone advise before I start doing some magic?


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