[openstack-dev] [vmware] Canonical list of os types
mbooth at redhat.com
Fri Aug 15 08:52:07 UTC 2014
On 14/08/14 12:41, Steve Gordon wrote:
> ----- 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?
> I found a page  linked from the Grizzly edition of the compute guide  which has since been superseded. The content that would appear to have replaced it in more recent versions of the documentation suite  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.
I just extracted a list of 126 os types from the ESX 5.5u1 installation
iso. While this isn't ideal documentation, I'm fairly sure it will be
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