Can not start Stoped Openstack Servers
When Clicking the link to start a Server that runs on openstack we get an Error that the policy does not allow this action.
The Reason lies in https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/blob/develop/app/models/concerns/fog_extensions/openstack/server.rb#L16. If the VM is in mode "SHUTOFF" it can not be started with resume_server but must be called with start_server.
I suspect that five years ago when this code was written (https://projects.theforeman.org/issues/2891). Openstack did not support the SHUTOFF state.
I suggest adding an if option for that state (https://github.com/cbergmann/foreman/commit/1e786556dea1a7e6127fd72e529fa374b62b606e).
The second question is how to implement the stop function. Currently it is implementend with "suspend_server" but I suggest changing this to stop_server.
In the Openstack enviroment we use (Open Telekom Cloud) the suspend Function is not allowed. VMs are only allowed to be started and stopped.
The problem is that this change would change the behavior for existing installations. VMs that where suspended before would then be stopped. That might irritate users.
What is your opinion on this?
Fixes #24965 - can't start Openstack Servers
Instead of suspending servers in openstack they should be stopped.
#4 Updated by Clemens Bergmann 7 months ago
thanks for the reply.
Sorry for the assignment. I just wanted to notify Daniel because I thought he surely had a good reasons to use suspend and tried to ask him about these.
My suggested patch is in the commit found here: https://github.com/cbergmann/foreman/commit/1e786556dea1a7e6127fd72e529fa374b62b606e
Do you think this might be a valid change or would the implied change in behavior negatively affect user expectations?
#5 Updated by Marek Hulán 7 months ago
- Category set to Compute resources - OpenStack
I'm not openstack domain expert but the patch looks reasonable to me. Would you mind opening a PR with this patch? Hopefully someone with more knowledge would review and test. If you're not sure about the process, please see https://theforeman.org/contribute.html#SubmitPatches