----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Booth" <mbo...@redhat.com>
> 
> On 14/08/14 12:41, Steve Gordon wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Matthew Booth" <mbo...@redhat.com>
> >> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)"
> >> <openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org>
> >>
> >> I've just spent the best part of a day tracking down why instance
> >> creation was failing on a particular setup. The error message from
> >> CreateVM_Task was: 'A specified parameter was not correct'.
> >>
> >> After discounting a great many possibilities, I finally discovered that
> >> the problem was guestId, which was being set to 'CirrosGuest'.
> >> Unusually, the vSphere API docs don't contain a list of valid values for
> >> that field. Given the unhelpfulness of the error message, it might be
> >> worthwhile validating that field (which we get from glance) and
> >> displaying an appropriate warning.
> >>
> >> Does anybody have a canonical list of valid values?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Matt
> > 
> > I found a page [1] linked from the Grizzly edition of the compute guide
> > [2] which has since been superseded. The content that would appear to
> > have replaced it in more recent versions of the documentation suite [3]
> > does not appear to contain such a link though. If a link to a more formal
> > list is available it would be great to get this in the documentation.
> 
> I just extracted a list of 126 os types from the ESX 5.5u1 installation
> iso. While this isn't ideal documentation, I'm fairly sure it will be
> accurate :)
> 
> Matt

Hi Matt,

Any chance you can provide this list? Would be good to get into the 
configuration reference.

Thanks,

Steve

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