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Feature #4533

Boot options configuration for VMware guests

Added by Bryce Camp over 5 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Compute resources - VMware
Target version:
-
Difficulty:
Triaged:
No
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Description

The ability to change the "Options" for a vmware guest would be very important. For example, the configuration of hot-plug and boot options are commonly used in enterprises.


Related issues

Related to Foreman - Feature #1946: Addition VMWare options required for VM creationResolved2012-11-15
Related to Boot disk - Feature #19013: It would be useful if Boot Retry was enabled or configurableClosed2017-03-23

History

#1 Updated by Dominic Cleal over 5 years ago

  • Category set to Compute resources

#2 Updated by Angelo Lisco over 5 years ago

Maybe we can mark this as a child of http://projects.theforeman.org/issues/1946

#3 Updated by Dominic Cleal over 5 years ago

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

#4 Updated by Dominic Cleal over 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Compute resources to Compute resources - VMware

#5 Updated by Mathieu Parent almost 4 years ago

Mem and CPU hotplug has a separate ticket : http://projects.theforeman.org/issues/8295

This one should be retitled to focus on "boot options".

#6 Updated by Dominic Cleal almost 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Vmware guest Options to Boot options configuration for VMware guests

#7 Updated by Mathieu Parent over 3 years ago

A powershell snipset to limit boot modes :

$VM = YourVMName
$spec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec
$spec.extraConfig += New-Object VMware.Vim.OptionValue
$spec.extraConfig[0].key = "bios.bootDeviceClasses" 
$spec.extraConfig[0].value = "allow:net,hd,cd" 

Note that option sets only list of allowed device classes, not their
order - so 'allow:net,cd' and 'allow:cd,net' are equivalent.

Ref : http://download3.vmware.com/sample_code/Perl/VMBootOrder.html

#8 Updated by Greg Koch about 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #19013: It would be useful if Boot Retry was enabled or configurable added

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