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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] ESX: Change disk selection for datastore detection.



On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 09:08:56PM +0100, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> In order to register a new virtual machine the ESX driver needs to upload
> a VMX file to a datastore. Try to put this file beside the main VMDK file
> of the virtual machine. Change the disk selection for datastore detection
> to choose the first file-based harddisk instead of just the first disk.
> The first disk may be a CDROM disk and ISO images are normaly not located
> in the virtual machine's directory.

Is there anything you can do in the case of a VM without any disks
besides reporting the error ?  It might be needed if someone creates
a disk-less VM - eg so they can use  iSCSI or NFS based root filesystem

> 
> * src/esx/esx_driver.c: change disk selection for datastore detection
> ---
>  src/esx/esx_driver.c |   44 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
>  1 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/src/esx/esx_driver.c b/src/esx/esx_driver.c
> index e063b46..a0efa5d 100644
> --- a/src/esx/esx_driver.c
> +++ b/src/esx/esx_driver.c
> @@ -2410,6 +2410,8 @@ esxDomainDefineXML(virConnectPtr conn, const char *xml ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED)
>      esxPrivate *priv = (esxPrivate *)conn->privateData;
>      virDomainDefPtr def = NULL;
>      char *vmx = NULL;
> +    int i;
> +    virDomainDiskDefPtr disk = NULL;
>      esxVI_ObjectContent *virtualMachine = NULL;
>      char *datastoreName = NULL;
>      char *directoryName = NULL;
> @@ -2458,31 +2460,51 @@ esxDomainDefineXML(virConnectPtr conn, const char *xml ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED)
>          goto failure;
>      }
>  
> -    /* Build VMX datastore URL */
> +    /*
> +     * Build VMX datastore URL. Use the source of the first file-based harddisk
> +     * to deduce the datastore and path for the VMX file. Don't just use the
> +     * first disk, because it may be CDROM disk and ISO images are normaly not
> +     * located in the virtual machine's directory. This approach to deduce the
> +     * datastore isn't perfect but should work in the majority of cases.
> +     */
>      if (def->ndisks < 1) {
>          ESX_ERROR(conn, VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> -                  "Domain XML doesn't contain a disk, cannot deduce datastore "
> -                  "and path for VMX file");
> +                  "Domain XML doesn't contain any disks, cannot deduce "
> +                  "datastore and path for VMX file");
>          goto failure;
>      }
>  
> -    if (def->disks[0]->src == NULL) {
> +    for (i = 0; i < def->ndisks; ++i) {
> +        if (def->disks[i]->device == VIR_DOMAIN_DISK_DEVICE_DISK &&
> +            def->disks[i]->type == VIR_DOMAIN_DISK_TYPE_FILE) {
> +            disk = def->disks[i];
> +            break;
> +        }
> +    }
> +
> +    if (disk == NULL) {
>          ESX_ERROR(conn, VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> -                  "First disk has no source, cannot deduce datastore and path "
> -                  "for VMX file");
> +                  "Domain XML doesn't contain any file-based harddisks, "
> +                  "cannot deduce datastore and path for VMX file");
>          goto failure;
>      }
>  
> -    if (esxUtil_ParseDatastoreRelatedPath(conn, def->disks[0]->src,
> -                                          &datastoreName, &directoryName,
> -                                          &fileName) < 0) {
> +    if (disk->src == NULL) {
> +        ESX_ERROR(conn, VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> +                  "First file-based harddisk has no source, cannot deduce "
> +                  "datastore and path for VMX file");
> +        goto failure;
> +    }
> +
> +    if (esxUtil_ParseDatastoreRelatedPath(conn, disk->src, &datastoreName,
> +                                          &directoryName, &fileName) < 0) {
>          goto failure;
>      }
>  
>      if (! virFileHasSuffix(fileName, ".vmdk")) {
>          ESX_ERROR(conn, VIR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR,
> -                  "Expecting source of first disk '%s' to be a VMDK image",
> -                  def->disks[0]->src);
> +                  "Expecting source '%s' of first file-based harddisk to be a "
> +                  "VMDK image", disk->src);
>          goto failure;
>      }
>  

ACK

Daniel
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