Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1250327
[RFE] Make Red Hat product available through downloadable templates
Last modified: 2017-06-06 14:35:39 EDT
Description of problem:
I am trying to create a RHEL + OSE inside a RHEV environment. There is no easy way to do that, because there are templates for RHEL for OSP and VMware, but not for RHEV.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Create a RHEL VM inside a RHEV. You need to create a template manually with the ISO, or create a VM with a HD based on the qcow2 image we provide (but without envelope)
Steps to Reproduce:
You need to perform a painful process to create a template of Red Hat product
You go to access.redhat.com and download a template. Import it into RHEV and press the button to create a new machine. Cloud-init, and not cloud-init, should be supported.
Yaniv - looks like a PM work is mostly needed here?
You can upload images to base template on using image uploader tool.
What is the missing part for you?
I would expect to have ova images to be imported directly into RHEV, with and without cloud-init. Latest version.
The current format, qcow2, is no way a substitute, I need to create a VM out of it, then delete all the information to make it a template, clone it into a template.... in VMWare same process is just one step.
If the last version of cloud-init does not freeze the VM for a couple of minutes, that would be enough, if the download steps explain how to deinstall cloud-init daemon.
If I try to download RHEL 7 to install it in RHEV, I want to process to be as smooth as possible.
Options right now for RHEL 7 are:
PassSync Installer (32-bit) 2.92 MB
RHEL 7.1 Supplementary DVD 263 MB
PassSync Installer (64-bit) 3.24 MB
KVM Guest Image 406 MB
RHEL 7.1 Boot ISO 342 MB
RHEL 7.1 Binary DVD 3.62 GB
I am missing one option:
- RHEL 7 Guest Image (OVA) for RHEV
And the same for Atomic.
It would take more than 3 hours of work per customer, and taking into account that sys-init is not working anymore, it is a must-
What is the gap to allow us to do this?
(In reply to Yaniv Dary from comment #6)
> What is the gap to allow us to do this?
IMHO Platform should just provide a cloud ready OVA and make it installable / upgradable by rpm as Fabian did for the engine appliance.
I think this is a releng bug to be opened on RHEL.
We have the RHEL guest images (qcow2) image which already includes cloud-init.
If it is just about creating an OVA wrapper, then it should be a small gap from the build side.
So to me the biggest question is, if Engine needs anything else besides cloud-init to import an image as a template.
Yaniv what's the question?
Fabian: if the image is available as OVA it can be uploaded into an export domain and then imported as template. Anything else needed?
(In reply to Sandro Bonazzola from comment #9)
> Fabian: if the image is available as OVA it can be uploaded into an export
> domain and then imported as template. Anything else needed?
It don't see any big development gaps. The main issue is to give it the propper QE coverage.