A LOT of stuff in this 3.7, like VDI migration in live, SR creation, many UI improvements, display tasks in live etc. But that's not all! On the same time, we made significant progresses on the 4.x branch, which started to implement ACLs for VM (or any objects) delegation! Let's start to review this.
These next features are available in all XOA editions (our virtual appliance), meaning also for the Free one!
VDI live migration from a storage to another
It's exactly what it means: you got your VM disk on a storage, then you decide to move this disk to another one, without interrupting the VM.
Example: you have your VM disk on the local storage (the SSD of your host). But you just finished to buy/build your brand new SAN. Or you want to migrate from an old SAN to a new one, without shutting down your VM.
Complicated? Nope. Just go on the VM view, and precisely on the VM panel, then change its Storage Repository (SR), save and... That's it!
As you can see, the current disk (named "Docker") is currently on "Local Storage" SR. We want to move it on another one.
We selected "ZFS" (our iSCSI storage running ZFS)...
And then validate the choice:
The operation takes times (depending of the disk size).
You can see the operation running in the main view: the VM dot having its VDI moving is in orange (with a tooltip), as you can see in this screenshot:
A short video here showing the process starting (run it in if full screen if you like):