Bug 1271988 - [RFE] Add support for qcow2 disks, adding the ability to choose qcow2 disk format when creating a VM from template.
Summary: [RFE] Add support for qcow2 disks, adding the ability to choose qcow2 disk fo...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RFEs
Version: 3.6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ovirt-4.0.0-beta
: 4.0.0
Assignee: Fred Rolland
QA Contact: Elad
Depends On: 1317453
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-10-15 08:46 UTC by Yaniv Lavi
Modified: 2020-08-03 15:36 UTC (History)
20 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
When creating a virtual machine from a template, the user is able to choose the format of the disks: either RAW or QCOW2. The Allocation Policy section is now hidden. If the Template Provisioning is Thin, the format of the disks will be marked as QCOW2 and the user won't be able to change it. If the Template Provisioning is Clone, the user will be able to select either QCOW2 or RAW.
Clone Of: 1168576
: 1317453 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2016-08-23 20:30:00 UTC
oVirt Team: Storage
Target Upstream Version:
lsvaty: testing_plan_complete-

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1168576 0 medium CLOSED [RFE] Add support for qcow2 disks, adding the ability to choose qcow2 disk format when creating a template. 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2016:1743 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Red Hat Virtualization Manager 4.0 GA Enhancement (ovirt-engine) 2016-09-02 21:54:01 UTC
oVirt gerrit 57190 0 master NEW webadmin: Disk format on add VM from template 2016-05-09 11:58:53 UTC

Internal Links: 1168576

Comment 3 Yaniv Kaul 2016-03-03 14:56:33 UTC
Isn't it exactly the opposite of bug 1097843 ?

Comment 4 Allon Mureinik 2016-03-06 08:45:22 UTC
(In reply to Yaniv Kaul from comment #3)
> Isn't it exactly the opposite of bug 1097843 ?
The format I(QCOW vs. raw) is something an admin can make an informed decision about. Thew allocation policy is a fallacy, as it's completely coupled to the combination of foramt+storage type.

Comment 5 Elad 2016-07-13 14:17:23 UTC
Executed the feature basic flows after setup upgrade (3.6 -> 4.0):


Tested using Webadmin, All passed. 

Note that for REST API, we're still block due to:
Bug 1352657 - GET of diskattachment returns a list of objects without the href property

Tested using:

Comment 6 Elad 2016-07-14 07:11:50 UTC
I accidentally verified this bug. Moving back to ON_QA

Comment 7 Elad 2016-07-24 11:12:31 UTC
Executed according to the following Polarion test run:


Moving to VERIFIED.

Tested using:

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2016-08-23 20:30:00 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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