Abiquo 3.4 supports virtual machine templates with multiple disks. This will enable customers to create templates that fulfill sophisticated drive requirements for specific applications, particularly in Microsoft Windows environments.
In particular, this feature enables administrators to store and modify multi-disk templates in the Apps library, so users can deploy these templates. In this initial version, all disks will be deployed to the same datastore.
This section defines some of the terms used when referring to templates with multiple disks.
Template disks can include:
Templates can include:
Template disks can be:
The unavailable state means that the template definition is in the appliance library but the disk is not present in the NFS repository.
In Abiquo 3.4, the possible template states are the same as the template disk states. The template states are determined from the states of the disks in the template. If any of the disks is in an error state (failed or unavailable), the template will also be in an error state. You can delete individual disks that are in an error state, but a template must always have one disk, even if it is in an error state. The priority of the disk state in determining the template state is as follows:
For example, if a template has any failed disks, the template is also in the failed state, even if any of its other disks are unavailable or done.