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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: Local versus Shared Storage Type for Compute Offering
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:19:38 GMT
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Mike Tutkowski
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was a little surprised to see the Storage Type field when creating a
> Compute Offering recently.
> The options are Local or Shared.
> I guess I was thinking that if you had a preference for a VM running on
> local storage of the hypervisor or using shared storage that you would
> specify this using the Storage Tags field.

Whether an instance will use local or shared storage is defined in the
service offering.

> Can someone explain this a bit to me?  What if you said Local for the
> Storage Type, but put in a single Storage Tag that was only associated with
> shared storage?

It would deploy to local storage and ignore the unavailable tag. (it
will not adhere to the 'tag' in such a case, apparently the preference
is to deploy to a less-than-preferred resource rather than fail -
whether that's correct behavior or not is debatable, but that is
current state (unless something has changed recently))

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