Can you clarify the following about this feature:
- Is local storage supported?
- if above is Yes, then how are the templates synced between HVs?
- will it require a permanent repository of templates to be available whenever
a new HV needs to deploy them?
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nicolas Vazquez" <nicolas.vazq...@shapeblue.com>
> To: "dev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 14:19:55
> Subject: Experimental - Direct download for templates
> Hi all,
> A feature has been introduced on 4.11.0 allowing to register templates
> secondary storage using a new option 'Direct Download'. It allows templates to
> be directly downloaded into primary storage at VM deployment time. It is an
> experimental feature and it is currently supported on KVM hypervisor only. PR:
> A brief description on the current implementation:
> - CloudStack allows registering Direct Download/Bypass Secondary Storage
> templates for KVM hypervisor by setting the direct_download flag to true on
> - Templates are not downloaded to secondary storage after they are registered
> CloudStack, are marked as Bypass Secondary Storage and as Ready for
> - When Bypassed templates are selected for VM deployment, download is
> to the agents, which would store the templates on primary storage instead of
> copying them from secondary storage
> - Metalinks are supported, but aria2 dependency has to be manually installed
> the agents.
> There are currently some PRs in progress for 4.11.1 with some improvements for
> this functionality.
> Any comments/ideas?