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Floating disk - a disk that is not attached to any VM. This feature covers the management and usage of disks in floating state.
Feature owner: Daniel Erez (derez)
GUI Component owner: Daniel Erez (derez)
REST Component owner: Michael Pasternak (mpasternak)
Engine Component owner: Michael Kublin (mkublin)
QA Owner: Yaniv Kaul (ykaul)
- Last updated date: Sun January 25 2011
The feature provides administration and management functionalities for floating disks. A floating disk should behave as a flexible independent entity that can be attached to any VM. Any virtual disk can be in a floating state - by unattaching the disk from the VM/s.
Benefit to oVirt
The feature introduces a significant improvement to oVirt compatibility and flexabilty regarding disks usage. Supporting a floating state for disks is essential to derived features (e.g. ‘Shared RAW Disk’ and ‘Direct LUN Disk’) and dependent implementations (e.g. application clustering, shared data warehouse).
Dependencies / Related Features and Projects
Affected oVirt projects:
- User Portal