Better VMWare support for non-clusters setup
|Category:||Compute resources - VMware|
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- when trying to provision a VM in a vsphere environment that doesn't have clusters, and only hosts, the dropdown for clusters is empty and creating it indicates that "cluster is required for this operation"
- It allows you to select a local data store on a different host than you are creating the VM on.
#2 Updated by Ohad Levy about 4 years ago
while a hack, this patch can solve the issue in the meantime:
diff --git a/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/list_clusters.rb b/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/list_clusters.rb index 2092213..55980c7 100644 --- a/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/list_clusters.rb +++ b/lib/fog/vsphere/requests/compute/list_clusters.rb @@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ module Fog end def raw_clusters(datacenter) - find_raw_datacenter(datacenter).hostFolder.childEntity.grep(RbVmomi::VIM::ClusterComputeResource) + find_raw_datacenter(datacenter).hostFolder.childEntity.grep(RbVmomi::VIM::ComputeResource) end
#6 Updated by Oliver Weinmann over 3 years ago
this no longer seems to work in Foreman 1.2.
I have a Vsphere 5.0 cluster that works fine but the standalone ESXi 5.1 throws an error:
Failed to save: Failed to destroy a compute esxi51 (VMWare) instance centos.a.space.corp: unexpected path class NilClass, mac value is blank!, Failed to destroy a compute esxi51 (VMWare) instance centos.a.space.corp: unexpected path class NilClass
#13 Updated by Derek Tamsen over 2 years ago
I can also confirm this issue still exists in Foreman 1.5.1. However, the patch only works if their are no organizational folders in vsphere for the cluster group. If a cluster is organized into folder(s) under a datacenter, foreman fails to see any clusters. This seems like an underlying issue with either fog or rbvmomi though.
Working Example with Patch:
vcenterserver -> datacenter chosen in dropdown menu -> cluster(s)
Non working example with patch or without patch:
vcenterserver -> datacenter chosen in dropdown menu -> folder1 -> folder2 -> cluster(s)
#29 Updated by Dominic Cleal almost 2 years ago
- Status changed from Closed to New
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Removing from the 1.8.0 release target, as based on the discussion surrounding #8528, I remain unconvinced that this is supported. The patch in Fog only appears to be part of the solution, a more fundamental problem about MAC address allocations and Foreman's compute orchestration remains.