Bug 1250327 - [RFE] Make Red Hat product available through downloadable templates
[RFE] Make Red Hat product available through downloadable templates
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity low
: ovirt-4.2.0
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Assigned To: Barak
Pavel Stehlik
: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2015-08-05 03:38 EDT by Sergio Ocon
Modified: 2017-06-06 14:35 EDT (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-06-06 14:35:39 EDT
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Description Sergio Ocon 2015-08-05 03:38:27 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. 

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How reproducible:
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:

Actual results:
You need to perform a painful process to create a template of Red Hat product

Expected results:
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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Yaniv Kaul 2015-09-16 10:57:45 EDT
Yaniv - looks like a PM work is mostly needed here?
Comment 2 Yaniv Lavi 2015-09-22 06:05:37 EDT
You can upload images to base template on using image uploader tool.
What is the missing part for you?
Comment 4 Sergio Ocon 2015-09-22 10:39:24 EDT

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.
Comment 5 Sergio Ocon 2015-10-29 15:37:19 EDT
More information:

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-
Comment 6 Yaniv Lavi 2015-11-22 09:32:56 EST
What is the gap to allow us to do this?
Comment 7 Sandro Bonazzola 2015-11-23 07:58:45 EST
(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.
Comment 8 Fabian Deutsch 2015-11-23 08:15:59 EST
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.
Comment 9 Sandro Bonazzola 2015-11-30 07:51:44 EST
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?
Comment 10 Fabian Deutsch 2015-11-30 08:05:58 EST
(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.

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