----- Original Message -----
On 07/31/2012 11:30 PM, Hopper, Ricky wrote:
> Hey all,
> As I'm making progress with the domain rescan functionality, I've
> realized that I'm unsure what to do with any disks that are
> detected on
> the domain. Should I add them back into the database to be listed
> floating disks, or should I just return a list of disk images to be
> attached to whatever the caller of the query needs?
> - Ricky
i'm not sure they should be added automatically.
I think a dialog showing orphan disks/images on the storage domain
for user to choose which to import as 'floating' disks would be
than auto importing them.
why? this same functionality would be used to import an existing domain.
If these disks are referenced in OVFs we are not familiar with on this domain then we
should import the *VMs*.
If they are referenced by other VMs that are already in the system (but disks have been
unreachable until now) then the disks should just be added to the db in attached mode.
If neither, then the disks should be added as floating disks.
For the import functionality, once you subsequently import another domain with OVFs which
do reference these disks then if user hasn't appropriated them for other VMs then they
would move to attached state, otherwise need to add those VMs with errors.
Note that there are 2 reasons for unknown valid disks to be on the domain:
1. delete was initiated in engine but not performed on storage (then floating is fine as
only way to automatically delete them is if user chooses to do so)
2. disks were created there outside of the system - should just detect and import and use
there is also the reverse of flagging existing disks as 'missing' in
If disks were floating then they should just be removed, otherwise should be moved to
illegal state (we have this state for disks today).
 or a subtab on the storage domain.
Another sub-tab for disks?
It's possible but what would you do when importing an existing domain into the system?
require user to manually select which disks to import? or would you have different flows
for import of domain and rescan of contents? (I'd rather keep it simple with less tabs
and manual operations for user to perform, seems more intuitive to me).