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

Matthew Booth 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?
>> 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 I found a page [1] linked from the Grizzly edition of the compute guide  [2] which has since been superseded.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.

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
accurate :)


Matthew Booth
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