Feature #4509

Additional SCSI Controller with per-disk configuration

Added by Chris Pisano about 3 years ago. Updated 7 days ago.

Status:Ready For Testing
Priority:Normal
Assigned To:Shlomi Zadok
Category:Compute resources - VMware
Target version:Team Marek backlog
Difficulty: Bugzilla link:
Found in release: Pull request:https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/4366, https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/3979
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Description

It would be useful if there was the option to add an additional SCSI controller when provisioning a new host or creating a compute resource. Sometimes we need to add multiple disks and they need to have a different type of SCSI controller.


Related issues

Related to Foreman - Feature #3496: SCSI Controller type selection for vSphere Closed 10/25/2013
Related to Foreman - Feature #1946: Addition VMWare options required for VM creation Resolved 11/15/2012
Related to Foreman - Bug #7803: Cannot provision vsphere vm with 8 or more disks New 10/03/2014
Related to Foreman - Feature #19325: Adding VMware vSphere SCSI Controller ID Selection to vol... Ready For Testing 04/20/2017

History

#1 Updated by Dominic Cleal about 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #3496: SCSI Controller type selection for vSphere added

#2 Updated by Dominic Cleal over 2 years ago

  • Category changed from Compute resources to Compute resources - VMware

VMware I presume?

#3 Updated by Chris Pisano over 2 years ago

Dominic Cleal wrote:

VMware I presume?

yup this would be for vmware.

#4 Updated by Angelo Lisco about 1 year ago

It would be very very useful.
By the way, I think that this issue should be related to #1946

#5 Updated by Michael Moll about 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #1946: Addition VMWare options required for VM creation added

#6 Updated by Shlomi Zadok 8 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Need more information
I believe this has been resolved? We currently have:
  • BusLogic Parallel
  • LSI Logic Parallel
  • LSI Logic SAS
  • VMware Paravirtual

I believe this covers the VMWare SCSI controllers

#7 Updated by Chris Pisano 8 months ago

Shlomi Zadok wrote:

I believe this has been resolved? We currently have:
  • BusLogic Parallel
  • LSI Logic Parallel
  • LSI Logic SAS
  • VMware Paravirtual

I believe this covers the VMWare SCSI controllers

Is there the capability of selecting a different SCSI controller per disk? I think right now there is only the option to select a single SCSI controller that is used for all disks.

#8 Updated by Dominic Cleal 8 months ago

  • Subject changed from Additional SCSI Controller to Additional SCSI Controller with per-disk configuration
  • Status changed from Need more information to New

#9 Updated by Shlomi Zadok 7 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Need more information
  • Assigned To set to Shlomi Zadok

I am not so familiar with VMWare, but as far as I know only one scsi controller can be set per server (I may be wrong though).
Also please see this note https://github.com/fog/fog-vsphere/blob/7ab0298bd08a2444c089cb9ca520b73f24d05dfc/lib/fog/vsphere/models/compute/server.rb#L48 regarding that.
@Chris, would love more info on the matter. Thanks :)

#10 Updated by Shlomi Zadok 7 months ago

  • Target version set to Team Marek Iteration 3

#11 Updated by Marek Hulán 7 months ago

  • Status changed from Need more information to New

According to https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc%2FGUID-5872D173-A076-42FE-8D0B-9DB0EB0E7362.html it's possible. As said, fog-vsphere does not support it so the patch there would be required. A good start would probably be to report fog-vsphere issue.

#12 Updated by Marek Hulán 7 months ago

  • Target version changed from Team Marek Iteration 3 to Team Marek Iteration 4

#13 Updated by Angelo Lisco 7 months ago

Marek Hulán wrote:

According to https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc%2FGUID-5872D173-A076-42FE-8D0B-9DB0EB0E7362.html it's possible. As said, fog-vsphere does not support it so the patch there would be required. A good start would probably be to report fog-vsphere issue.

It seems that in the last fog-vsphere release (1.3.0) there's a feature to add a scsi controller to a vm.
https://github.com/fog/fog-vsphere/pull/53

#14 Updated by Timo Goebel 6 months ago

Angelo Lisco wrote:

It seems that in the last fog-vsphere release (1.3.0) there's a feature to add a scsi controller to a vm.
https://github.com/fog/fog-vsphere/pull/53

Angelo, that is true. Thank you for the hint. However the added functionality won't help as it only allows you to add a scsi controller to an existing VM. What we need is code, that creates the vm with the desired scsi controllers.

Shlomi, I am very interested in seeing this feature happen. If you don't mind I'll take a look to patch fog-vsphere to support what we need and then help with reviewing the Foreman PR.

#15 Updated by Timo Goebel 6 months ago

Timo Goebel wrote:

If you don't mind I'll take a look to patch fog-vsphere to support what we need.

I opened a PR against fog-vsphere:

https://github.com/fog/fog-vsphere/pull/54

#16 Updated by Marek Hulán 6 months ago

  • Target version changed from Team Marek Iteration 4 to Team Marek Iteration 5

#17 Updated by Marek Hulán 6 months ago

The PR allowing more SCSI controllers was merged and released in fog-vsphere 1.4.0, thanks Timo!

#18 Updated by The Foreman Bot 6 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Ready For Testing
  • Pull request https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/3979 added

#19 Updated by Marek Hulán 6 months ago

  • Target version changed from Team Marek Iteration 5 to Team Marek Iteration 6

#20 Updated by Marek Hulán 5 months ago

  • Target version changed from Team Marek Iteration 6 to Team Marek Iteration 7

#21 Updated by Shlomi Zadok 5 months ago

  • Target version changed from Team Marek Iteration 7 to Team Marek backlog

#22 Updated by Michael Moll 4 months ago

  • Related to Bug #7803: Cannot provision vsphere vm with 8 or more disks added

#23 Updated by The Foreman Bot about 1 month ago

  • Pull request https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/4366 added

#24 Updated by Marek Hulán about 1 month ago

  • Pull request deleted (https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/4366)

Probably added by mistaken in commit message

#25 Updated by The Foreman Bot about 1 month ago

  • Pull request https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/4366 added

#26 Updated by Timo Goebel 10 days ago

  • Related to Feature #19325: Adding VMware vSphere SCSI Controller ID Selection to volumes added

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