[pve-devel] kvm disk template implementation ideas

Alexandre DERUMIER aderumier at odiso.com
Wed Aug 22 12:34:02 CEST 2012


>>We should clarify functionality (and use cases) before we talk about implementation details. 
Yes of course

>>We currently have templates for openvz, and we want something similar for KVM. 
>>Should we support OVF: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Virtualization_Format 

Ovf contain a disk image + vm configuration.

Do we want full template to deploy a vm  or only a disk image template ?

Also if you create an ovf from a vmware server, which drivers are used in the image ? 

I see that turnkeylinux have ovf templates
http://www.turnkeylinux.org/docs/builds
but vmdk file inside ???

Maybe can we add option to import ovf templates and convert them, then write them in proxmox template storage.



>>What function do you need exactly (without implementation details)? 

>>- apply predefined/imported template 
yes,Can be usefull to import some demo vm, or preinstalled app.

>>- create/export template 
yes, user can create an base vm (linux/windows), export it in template storage, then when creating new,vm he can choose the template

- vm cloning, or disk cloning (but this is +- same thing that template, but implementation will be different) 
(maybe this point can be done in a second time)

but, that's all I think.



in order of importance, I think

1) create/export template 
2) apply predefined/imported template 
3) vm/disk cloning 


----- Mail original ----- 

De: "Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com> 
À: "Alexandre DERUMIER" <aderumier at odiso.com>, pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com 
Envoyé: Mercredi 22 Août 2012 11:49:48 
Objet: RE: [pve-devel] kvm disk template implementation ideas 

> one feature that really miss on proxmox currently is disk templates for kvm 
> machines. 

We should clarify functionality (and use cases) before we talk about implementation details. 

We currently have templates for openvz, and we want something similar for KVM. 

Should we support OVF: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Virtualization_Format 

What function do you need exactly (without implementation details)? 

- apply predefined/imported template 
- create/export template 

(please complete the list) 

- Dietmar 




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