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

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 15:53:49 UTC 2013

On 01/16/2013 06:38 AM, Eoghan Glynn wrote:
> Folks,
> 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?

Not sure. Would be great to get rid of it, as it's come up numerous
times on Launchpad Answers.


> Cheers,
> Eoghan
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