[openstack-dev] OVF/OVA support

Dimitri Mazmanov dimitri.mazmanov at ericsson.com
Tue Nov 11 12:39:06 UTC 2014

I’m also interested in having OVF package support for applications.
As it was described earlier, there are two main tracks to this – OVF artefacts in Glance (corresponding driver), and translating OVF descriptors to Heat templates.
Is there any etherpad from the session?

From: <Bhandaru>, Malini K <malini.k.bhandaru at intel.com<mailto:malini.k.bhandaru at intel.com>>
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Date: Friday 7 November 2014 15:18
To: Georgy Okrokvertskhov <gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com<mailto:gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com>>
Cc: OpenStack Development Mailing List <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org<mailto:openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>>
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] OVF/OVA support

Gosha – this is wonderful news. Complements Intel interest.
I am in the Glance area .. stopped by a couple of times, the room was available 2 pm onwards.
Contact made and can continue via email and IRC.

From: Georgy Okrokvertskhov [mailto:gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com]
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2014 8:20 AM
To: Bhandaru, Malini K
Cc: OpenStack Development Mailing List
Subject: Re: OVF/OVA support

Hi Malini,

I am interested in OVa support for applications. Specifically Ova to Heat as this is whay we usually do in Murano project.

When is free format session for Glance? Should we add this to session etherpad?

On Nov 5, 2014 6:06 PM, "Bhandaru, Malini K" <malini.k.bhandaru at intel.com<mailto:malini.k.bhandaru at intel.com>> wrote:
Please join us on Friday in the Glance track – free format session, to discuss supporting OVF/OVA in OpenStack.


1)      How interested are you in this feature? 0 – 10

2)      Interested enough to help develop the feature?

Artifacts are ready for use.

We are considering defining an artifact for OVF/OVA.
What should the scope of this work be? Who are our fellow travelers?
Intel is interested in parsing OVF meta data associated with images – to ensure that a VM image lands on the most appropriate hardware in the cloud instance, to ensure optimal performance.
The goal is to remove the need to manually specify image meta data, allow the appliance provider to specify HW requirements, and in so doing reduce human error.
Are any partners interested in writing an OVF/OVA artifact => stack deployment? Along the lines of heat?
As a first pass, Intel we could at least

1)      Defining artifact for OVA, parsing the OVF in it, pulling out the images therein and storing them in the glance image database and attaching meta data to the same.

2)      Do not want to imply that OpenStack supports OVA/OVF -- need to be clear on this.

3)      An OpenStack user could create a heat template using the images registered in step -1

4)      OVA to Heat – there may be a loss in translation! Should we attempt this?

5)      What should we do with multiple volume artifacts?

6)      Are volumes read-only? Or on cloning, make copies of them?
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