[openstack-dev] [glance] support for multi-disk OVF packages

Eoghan Glynn eglynn at redhat.com
Wed Jan 16 11:38:11 UTC 2013


I threw this question out on IRC yesterday, moving to the ML to see
if anyone has any thoughts on it ...

TL;DR: what are the supported glance approach(es) to registering
multi-disk OVF packages?

So say we have an OVF manifest referencing multiple disks, e.g. a
couple .vmdk files.

Does glance/nova even support the idea of tar'ing up the .ovf and
.vmdk files into a single .ova before registering with glance?

Or is the only way to merge the .vmdk files, and register that alone?

If so, does the supposed glance support for the OVF container type
really mean anything at all?

IIRC jaypipes proposed many moons ago that the ovf container format be
dropped in favor of a new consolidated ova format - did that idea get
any traction at all?


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