Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1251721
Deactivating a VM's sole bootable disk while VM is running is valid.
Last modified: 2016-03-10 01:13:24 EST
Description of problem:
Deactivating a VM's sole bootable disk while the VM is running is valid, while activating VMs with no bootable disks is not supported. This causes an inconsistent behavior in the system.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a VM.
2. Add a bootable disk.
3. Run the VM.
4. Deactivate the disk.
Deactivation should fail, as this is the sole bootable device.
Once a VM is up it no longer really needs a bootable device. I'd much rather keep consistency between cold (un)plugging and hot un(plugging) than running a VM and editing its state while it's up.