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To edit VM template disks in private cloud, edit a template and go to Disks.

To change the boot order of a disk

  1. Click the pencil edit button near the Sequence number and enter a new number.  There must always be a boot disk in the 0 position, and the boot disk cannot be an empty disk.

To download a disk

  1. Select the disk
  2. Click the Download symbol on the right-hand side of the disk details

To add a disk:

  1. Click the + Add button in the top right of the Disk dialog
  2. Select one of the options: Disk from local file, Disk from iso file, Empty disk or Template disk.

  3. Enter the Details of the disk as described here.

  • Disk from local file

     Click here to display details of Disk from local file

    When you upload a disk you can enter these disk options.


    Field

    Value

    Type

    The disk type of the template. You must enter the correct type (not Unknown) to be able to use the template in the platform. See Disk Format Information. The V2V conversion process will generate the different conversions for each hypervisor installed or for all hypervisors if you have not added any hypervisors yet.

    Capacity

    The hard disk size required for the deployed disk in MB, GB, or TB. It is important to enter a correct value. See Determine the size of a VM Disk File. This is a required field.

    File nameClick Select file and use your browser to choose the file to upload.
    Require datastore tierSelect Datastore tier will be required when creating a virtual machine to ensure that the user will select a datastore tier
    Controller typeDepending on the hypervisor, the platform supports IDE, SCSI, and on KVM, it also supports VIRTIO.
    ControllerOn ESXi you can enter a SCSI controller type. The default value is the lsilogic controller.
    NameDisk name in the platform
    BootableSelect this checkbox to indicate that this is a system disk that can be used to boot the VM

  • Disk from ISO file

     Click here to display details of Disk from ISO file

      

    Field

    Value

    Type

    ISO

    File name

    Click Select file and use your browser to choose the file to upload

    Datastore tier will be required while creating a virtual machineOptionally select this checkbox to require the user to select a datastore tier. To create a VM, the user will require the privilege to Manage virtual machine hard disks
    NameFriendly name of the disk in the platform
    BootableSelect this checkbox to indicate that this is a system disk that can be used to boot the VM
    Add an extra empty diskIf you enter a disk size, the platform will create this hard disk and use it to install the ISO

  • Empty disk

     Click here to show/hide the details of an empty disk

    Enter the Capacity (or size) of the deployed disk and the disk Controller type and for SCSI disks, the Controller information.

    Field

    Description

    Capacity

    The deployed size of the hard disk and units

    Datastore tierOnly available for existing disks
    Datastore tier will be required while creating a virtual machineOptionally select. The user will require the privilege to manage hard disks in order to create a VM
    Allocation typeOptional. Allocation type of the disk.
    Controller type

    The controller type of disk

     

    Controller

    Optional. On supported hypervisors (ESXi), to force the creation of a new controller of the same type as an existing one, assign a new bus value. Access ESXi to confirm bus values.

    Bus

    Optional. Select an existing an existing bus number or to create a new controller, specify a new bus number. The user requests a bus number but the platform will use the bus number assigned by ESXi. When there is more than one controller, to identify the controller and bus number, the platform displays the bus number as a suffix to the controller. Access ESXi to confirm bus numbers that are not displayed

    Name

    The name of the hard disk

    When you deploy the VM, the platform will create the empty disk on the hypervisor datastore.


  • Template disk

    Select a template from the Apps library and then select a disk from the template. 

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    Abiquo will select the original disk, not the conversions. If you require other formats, generate conversions for these formats. 

Manage template disk conversions

To display and manage disk conversions
  1. Go to Disks, select the disk and check the conversion details in the Selected disk conversions panel

To manually launch conversions to template formats:

  1. Click Generate missing conversions. The platform will create conversions for any new hypervisor types

To restart a failed conversion:

  1. Beside the conversion, click the Restart conversion link


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Edit a template disk

 To edit a disk:

  1. Select the Disk
  2. Click the pencil Edit button and make changes as described below


Field

Value

Type

The disk type of the template. If the type is incorrect or UNKNOWN, you cannot deploy a VM with the disk. See Disk Format Information.

Capacity

The hard disk space that is required to deploy this disk. See Determining the size of a VM Disk File.

Capacity unitsMB, GB, or TB
File nameTo download the disk, click Download beside the file name
Datastore tierTo set the storage service level of the template disk, select a Datastore tier. You can modify this value in a VM before you deploy it
Datastore tier will be required while creating a virtual machineOptional. The user will require privileges to select a datastore tier in order to create a VM
Allocation typeThe user with appropriate privileges can modify this value in a VM before they deploy it
Controller typeIf you change the controller type your VM may not boot. The user can modify this value after they create a VM and before they deploy it.
Controller

On ESXi for SCSI

  • You can use multiple controllers on a VM and you can change the controller, even after deploy
  • The default value is lsilogic or a value set by the system administrator

See Template disk controllers for SCSI

NameHard disk name
BootableSelect this checkbox to indicate that this is a system disk that can boot the VM



Delete a template disk

Before you begin, check that the template is not in use. A template is in use if it has deployed VMs or dependent instances. 

To delete a template disk:

  1. Select the Disk to delete
  2. Click the Delete trash can icon.
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