the first (simple) step to simplify power_state is in gerrit for review.

The document is also migrated to wiki: http://wiki.openstack.org/VMState


On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Vaze, Mandar <mandar.v...@nttdata.com> wrote:
> Sorry for responding to old thread, I later realized that Yun had already 
> responded to Gabe's query.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vaze, Mandar
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 6:10 PM
> To: 'Gabe Westmaas'; Mark Washenberger; openstack@lists.launchpad.net; 
> yun...@gmail.com
> Subject: RE: [Openstack] nova state machine simplification and clarification
>> I'd like to understand the difference between a soft and hard delete.
> soft_delete is invoked when "reclaim_instance_interval" flag is set to 
> non-zero.
> In this case, when delete command is fired, only the VM is powered off, and 
> vm_state is set to SOFT_DELETE Other resources (like network, volume, and 
> files created in instances_path etc) are cleaned up at later point via a 
> periodic task.
>> What exactly is a hard delete from the standpoint of a customer?  Is
>> this just a delete
> hard_delete is when vm is "destroyed" (As opposed to power off) and resources 
> are cleaned up immediately.
> This is the default configuration
> -Mandar
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