[pve-devel] [PATCH manager 1/2] virtio-scsi-pci as default SCSI for new VMS fix #1106

Emmanuel Kasper e.kasper at proxmox.com
Mon Sep 19 12:24:17 CEST 2016

On 09/19/2016 11:23 AM, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
> On 09/19/2016 10:38 AM, Caspar Smit wrote:
>> Ok, but since the scsihw: 'virtio-scsi-pci' is set at the generic OSdefault
>> template and the w2k OSdefaults has a parent generic, doesn't that inherit
>> all settings from generic? Why else does it need a parent?
>> As i read the code the 'w2k' OSdefaults are:
>> busType: 'ide' (from generic parent)
>> scsihw: 'virtio-scsi-pci' (from generic parent)
>> networkCard: 'rtl8139' (from w2k template, overriding e1000 from generic)
>> So creating a w2k VM will use IDE as default for disks so everything works,
>> BUT when you change IDE to SCSI you have to change the SCSI Controller too
>> (virtio-scsi-pci is not compatible with W2K). Wouldn't it be better to have
>> a 'sane' default SCSI controller for w2k?
> I am wondering how often people install w2k from scratch this days on
> and then decide they want to switch from IDE to SCSI but since the
> change is trivial, I will propose a patch.

Can you also submit a bugzilla entry so we can properly track the issue
? ( https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/ )

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