[ovirt-users] ovirt python sdk and starting stateless vm

Jiří Sléžka jiri.slezka at slu.cz
Mon Sep 26 10:48:14 UTC 2016

Dne 26.9.2016 v 12:10 Ondra Machacek napsal(a):
> On 09/26/2016 11:41 AM, Jiří Sléžka wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am testing some from scratch deployment so I created a stateless vm
>> and wrote small python script to shutdown and start the vm again (to
>> revert vm state to starting point).
>> http://pastebin.com/b5yTFEkN
>> problem is that after stopping the vm there is a running operation of
>> snapshot removal and when script try to start the vm it fails with
>> Failed to Start VM:
>> status: 409
>> reason: Conflict
>> detail: Cannot run VM. Related operation is currently in progress.
>> Please try again later.
>> Is there a cleaner way than checking status and looping or waiting some
>> time to end of this operation? (desclaimer: I am new to python so please
>> don't hit me :-)
> Unfortunatelly, no. You always have to poll the API to check the status
> of the operation.

ok, I will

> Just for info, we have new Python SDK version 4[1]. Python SDK version
> 3 will be removed someday in future. So you would have to migrate your
> scripts, so maybe better to write it in version 4 now, then rewrite it
> later.

thanks for link. Unfortunatelly it looks like there is only 
version of ovirt-engine-sdk-python in Fedora24 repo at this time (and 
ovirt-engine-sdk-python- in /ovirt-4.0 repo for 

> And also, if you don't know Python, but you know Ansible, you can use
> Ansible VMs module[2].

thanks once more. I am using ansible and I will try ovirt module for 
sure (but python is on my todo list as well ;-)

Cheers, Jiri

> [1] - https://github.com/oVirt/ovirt-engine-sdk/tree/master/sdk
> [2] - http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/ovirt_vms_module.html

>> Cheers, Jiri
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