Allow to update boot order of power-off VMs.
|Category:||Core & System|
|Target version:||Release 5.0|
This issue is to improve the operations that can be done on powered-off VMs.
- Cold resize
- Boot order
- Disk management
feature #4320: BOOT allows to set any boot order in the form BOOT="disk0,nic1,disk2,nic0"
feature #4320: New operation to update the configuration of a
VirtualMachine (OS, GRAPHICS, INPUT, RAW & FEATURES). CLI/OCA methods
#4 Updated by Guillaume Oberlé over 5 years ago
This feature would be really awesome ! Currently, in some cases it's frustrating to not be able to modify some attributes of an existing VM and especially in operational situation.
As a use case example: I broke my VM and I want to boot on a live CD to see what's happening on disks. The problem is that it's not possible to modify the boot order of the VM and libvirt's default boot order is hd (hard drive).
Ideally, I think that most of the parameters of a VM should be editable in POWEROFF state but I guess that this would require some work and I have to admit that I don't have time currently to contribute to this :(.
#5 Updated by Ruben S. Montero about 5 years ago
- Subject changed from Power-off state improvements to Allow to update boot order of power-off VMs.
Cold resize and disk management was already working. This issue will be renamed to focus on the boot-order attribute.Regarding boot-order there are two issue:
- Set the order e.g. cd, hd
- Reassign devices, for example if a cd is attached you may want to boot from the new cd, this means that targets needs to be moved.