[openstack-dev] [vmware] Canonical list of os types

Steve Gordon sgordon at redhat.com
Thu Aug 14 11:41:39 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Booth" <mbooth at redhat.com>
> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
> I've just spent the best part of a day tracking down why instance
> creation was failing on a particular setup. The error message from
> CreateVM_Task was: 'A specified parameter was not correct'.
> After discounting a great many possibilities, I finally discovered that
> the problem was guestId, which was being set to 'CirrosGuest'.
> Unusually, the vSphere API docs don't contain a list of valid values for
> that field. Given the unhelpfulness of the error message, it might be
> worthwhile validating that field (which we get from glance) and
> displaying an appropriate warning.
> Does anybody have a canonical list of valid values?
> Thanks,
> Matt

I found a page [1] linked from the Grizzly edition of the compute guide  [2] which has since been superseded. The content that would appear to have replaced it in more recent versions of the documentation suite [3] does not appear to contain such a link though. If a link to a more formal list is available it would be great to get this in the documentation.



[1] http://www.thinkvirt.com/?q=node/181
[2] http://docs.openstack.org/grizzly/openstack-compute/admin/content/image-metadata.html
[3] http://docs.openstack.org/icehouse/config-reference/content/vmware.html

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