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

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Thu Aug 14 17:16:21 UTC 2014

On 08/14/2014 05:32 AM, Matthew Booth wrote:
> 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
os == operating system
openstack == openstack


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