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Subject Re: Modifying a service offering in the cloudstack DB
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:57:49 GMT
Hi Dag, Hi Ivan,

thanks to both of you for your reply. I would like to build on the question of my colleague

Can you elaborate what would happen if we’d just change the service offering in the database?
From my understanding the main problem is, that during VM creation the old and slightly higher
value of 1999MHz has been used for resource calculation, while only 1995MHz will be freed
again when one of the existing VMs are destroyed. Is this correct, are there any other potential

If this is the only implication, this could be “corrected” with a slightly increased overprovisioning
factor of the CPU resource. This might not be a very elegant solution, but changing the service
offering is a hard problem as well, because we cannot easily reboot all VMs currently hosted
by CS.

Thanks and regards

Am 21.07.17, 09:51 schrieb "Dag Sonstebo" <>:

    Hi Christian – my twopence worth – for the sake of 4Mhz the DB change should be OK,
it seems a bit overkill to create and replace all your service offerings just to accommodate
your new 1995MHz hardware.
    Dag Sonstebo
    Cloud Architect
    On 21/07/2017, 08:07, "Ivan Kudryavtsev" <> wrote:
        Hi. You just have to restart all affected VMs after offering change,
        because running VMs only get new resources after restart.
        It might be better to configure CPU overprovisioning in case you met system
        21 июл. 2017 г. 13:59 пользователь <>
        > Hi Ivan,
        > thanks für die quick reply.
        > Would you mind elaborating somewhat further on the potential implications.
        > Can I avoid unfaire resource provisioning by modifiying all existing
        > service offerings equally, e.g. changing the CPU Speed of all offering from
        > 1999 to 1995 MHz?
        > Cheers,
        > Christian
        > > On 21. Jul 2017, at 03:37, Ivan Kudryavtsev <>
        > wrote:
        > >
        > > Hi, you can actually do it thru DB, but it can lead to several
        > > implications, like unfare resource provisioning. The better way is just
        > > delete the offering, create the new with the same name and switch all VMs
        > > either automatically or asking users.
        > >
        > > Have a good day.
        > >
        > > 21 июл. 2017 г. 2:55 ДП пользователь <christian.niephaus@zv.
        > > написал:
        > >
        > > Dear all,
        > >
        > > as there is no means to modify an existing Cloudstack Service Offering
        > > neither  via Cloudstack API nor with the GUI, I’m wondering what would
        > > happen if the CPU speed of the service offerings is changed directly in
        > the
        > > cloud DB (table service_offering). Does this have any impact on existing
        > > VMs? Would this be a valid way to modify an existing Service Offering?
        > >
        > > We did some very brief test and it seem to work fine, but before doing
        > the
        > > change in our production environment I’d like to know if anyone else has
        > > done something similar?
        > >
        > > The reason why I’m trying to do this is as follows:
        > > In all our Service Offerings for user VMs we have set the CPU Speed to
        > 1999
        > > Mhz. Unfortunately, the CPUs of our most recent hosts only provide 1995
        > > MHz, leading to the situation that no VM is deployed on these servers as
        > > the hosts do not have the proper cpu capability (speed 1995 is provided
        > but
        > > 1999 is required).
        > >
        > > Cheers, Christian
        > >
        > > PS: We’re still on Cloudstack 4.5.1
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