[Openstack-operators] [nova] Would an api option to create an instance without powering on be useful?

Mohammed Naser mnaser at vexxhost.com
Fri Nov 30 14:40:00 UTC 2018

On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 7:07 AM Matthew Booth <mbooth at redhat.com> wrote:

> I have a request to do $SUBJECT in relation to a V2V workflow. The use
> case here is conversion of a VM/Physical which was previously powered
> off. We want to move its data, but we don't want to be powering on
> stuff which wasn't previously on.
> This would involve an api change, and a hopefully very small change in
> drivers to support it. Technically I don't see it as an issue.
> However, is it a change we'd be willing to accept? Is there any good
> reason not to do this? Are there any less esoteric workflows which
> might use this feature?

If you upload an image of said VM which you don't boot, you'd really be
accomplishing the same thing, no?

Unless you want to be in a state where you want the VM to be there but
sitting in SHUTOFF state

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