Bug 1669240 - [v2v][OSP][RHV]Migrating over SSH transformation method with names containing spaces such as `rhel 7`, fails to migrate
Summary: [v2v][OSP][RHV]Migrating over SSH transformation method with names containing...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine
Classification: Red Hat
Component: V2V
Version: 5.10.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: GA
: 5.11.z
Assignee: Fabien Dupont
QA Contact: Shveta
Red Hat CloudForms Documentation
Whiteboard: v2v
: 1669286 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 1727275
Blocks: TRACKER-bugs-affecting-libguestfs 1668816 1678385
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-01-24 17:31 UTC by Kedar Kulkarni
Modified: 2020-03-18 08:06 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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: 1678385 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2020-03-18 08:06:26 UTC
Category: Bug
Cloudforms Team: V2V
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virt-v2v-wrapper-log (3.67 KB, text/plain)
2019-01-24 17:31 UTC, Kedar Kulkarni
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2019-01-24 17:32 UTC, Kedar Kulkarni
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Github ManageIQ manageiq-v2v issues 886 None closed [v2v][OSP][RHV]Migration with VDDK transformation method fails when used a VM with International Characters or with VM w... 2020-03-18 07:56:28 UTC

Description Kedar Kulkarni 2019-01-24 17:31:46 UTC
Created attachment 1523256 [details]

Description of problem:
Migrating to OSP over SSH transformation method with names containing international chars, such as `�Ää`,  fails with  :

[   3.5] Opening the source -i vmx ssh://root@�Ää/�Ää.vmx
virt-v2v: error: remote vmx 
could not be parsed as a URI

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
OSP - 14 (qe's baremetal)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Migrate vm with SSH transformation method.

Actual results:
Vm name getting change

Expected results:
Should give original vm name

Comment 2 Kedar Kulkarni 2019-01-24 17:32:31 UTC
Created attachment 1523257 [details]

Comment 6 Kedar Kulkarni 2019-01-24 17:40:53 UTC
This applies to the VMs with Spaces in name as well.

[   4.9] Opening the source -i vmx ssh://root@ kk/rhel7 kk.vmx
virt-v2v: error: remote vmx 
kk/rhel7 kk.vmx’ could not be parsed as a URI

Comment 7 Tomáš Golembiovský 2019-01-24 17:49:25 UTC
IMHO this is different issue from what we saw in bug 1661913. CFME will need to properly encode the unicode characters in URI.

Comment 8 Tomáš Golembiovský 2019-01-24 17:50:22 UTC
I wonder if this broken for RHV too or it just works differently there.

Comment 9 Kedar Kulkarni 2019-01-24 19:27:25 UTC
This is broken for RHV as well. Exactly in same way.

Comment 12 Richard W.M. Jones 2019-01-30 13:47:14 UTC
As Tomas said, this is a bug in whatever creates that URL.  You have to
pass a valid URL, eg. by %-escaping any characters.  To quote from the


|  VMX: Construct the SSH URI
|  When using the SSH input transport you must specify a remote ssh://...
|  URI pointing to the VMX file. A typical URI looks like:
|   ssh://root@esxi.example.com/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/my%20guest/my%20guest.vmx
|  Any space must be escaped with %20 and other non-ASCII characters may also need to be URI-escaped.

For Unicode codepoints you must convert them to UTF-8 and percent encode
the bytes.

Comment 15 Fabien Dupont 2019-02-12 20:49:18 UTC
@Tomas, @Richard, should we also encode other options such as RHV Cluster name, RHV storage domain name and OpenStack project name ?

Comment 16 Fabien Dupont 2019-02-12 21:12:44 UTC

Comment 17 Tomáš Golembiovský 2019-02-13 09:35:24 UTC
(In reply to Fabien Dupont from comment #15)
> @Tomas, @Richard, should we also encode other options such as RHV Cluster
> name, RHV storage domain name and OpenStack project name ?

No, only the URI. Other fields should stay in Unicode (and be encoded only by JSON writer).

Comment 19 Fabien Dupont 2019-02-26 20:49:19 UTC
*** Bug 1669286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20 Richard W.M. Jones 2019-03-04 11:16:05 UTC
(In reply to Fabien Dupont from comment #15)
> @Tomas, @Richard, should we also encode other options such as RHV Cluster
> name, RHV storage domain name and OpenStack project name ?

As Tomas says.  I would also say let's address other problems if they
arise.  However more testing is always helpful - I encourage everyone
to create the weirdest named storage domains / OS projects etc etc :-)

Comment 21 Satoe Imaishi 2019-04-02 14:52:35 UTC
Also need: https://github.com/ManageIQ/manageiq-content/pull/509

Comment 22 Shveta 2019-07-02 21:51:27 UTC
Verification blocked by infra ssh issue ... investigating it.

Comment 23 Shveta 2019-07-31 17:24:47 UTC
Vm's with space and international chars in name are not displayed in VM list in migration plan .
Is this expected ?

Comment 24 Fabien Dupont 2019-08-01 07:21:13 UTC
Are you checking against RHV or OpenStack ? For RHV, it's normal because RHV doesn't support spaces or international chars for VM names.

Comment 25 Shveta 2019-08-01 15:06:48 UTC
It's for RHV .
Not able to verify for OSP because of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1727275

Comment 26 Shveta 2019-08-19 18:52:24 UTC
Checked on OSP , The plan does not filter (or makes the VM unselectable) the VM's with name containing space or international chars.
Appliance :

Can we filter these VM's for OSP too just like RHV .

Comment 27 Shveta 2019-08-20 01:05:24 UTC
We discussed on another BZ earlier that OSP does not support international chars https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1678385#c18.

Hence atleast VM's with international chars in name should be filtered out .

Comment 28 Shveta 2019-08-20 01:09:36 UTC
Migration failing with space in VM name which is tracked here https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1685948

Comment 29 Fabien Dupont 2019-08-20 06:59:58 UTC
The initial error was that international characters would make virt-v2v fail. OpenStack DOES SUPPORT international characters, so we don't filter out VMs with international characters in their name.
The validation here is to run a migration of a VM with international characters in its name from VMware to OSP over SSH.

Comment 30 Richard W.M. Jones 2019-08-20 07:56:57 UTC
Note virt-v2v has an ‘-on’ option which allows you to rename the VM during

Comment 31 Fabien Dupont 2019-08-21 13:55:05 UTC
Tomas reminded us that there's a BZ about international characters in OSP: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1661913. It's fixed in RHOSP 15.
In the current code, we don't check the provider version. We could propose another PR to adjust the validation rules for OSP. We don't have a RHOSP environment in our lab, so we'll depend only on QE for testing.
Moving back to ON_DEV.

Comment 32 Fabien Dupont 2020-03-18 08:06:26 UTC
Closing as it is implemented in CFME 5.11.4 and we won't backport to 5.10.

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