[ovirt-users] user portal and stateless vm pool behavior

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Fri May 9 17:43:16 UTC 2014

On 05/09/2014 05:25 AM, Jeff Clay wrote:
> if a user takes a vm from the pool and uses it, then disconnects; can
> that vm then be assigned to another user immediately or quickly? the
> vm's in my pools run as stateless, is there a way to automatically get
> the vm's to reboot when a user disconnects so that it's fresh for the
> next user? i'm using windows 7 vm's and windows clients with virt-viewer
> to connect to the vm's. I've written a quick script that runs on the
> engine and tails the engine log looking for disconnects then reboots the
> vm when a disconnect is seen from a non-admin user, but i'm not familiar
> enough with how things are intended to work in the backend to know if my
> script is needed or if i'm just unaware of a certain feature or function.
> thanks
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i think a "screen saver" inside the guest shutting it down after being 
idle for X minutes may be a good approach.

otherwise, an RFE for "Return VM to pool if no users connected for X 
minutes" would be needed.

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