Live Snapshot VMs

Registered by Vish Ishaya on 2013-06-17

The snapshot command takes a cold snapshot of the instance disk. There are some use cases where it is useful to be able to snapshot the memory and processor state as well to be able to do a quick-launch of the instance. Note that booting from this
special type of snapshot can be tricky, as the guest will need to reconfigure some things like its ip.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Russell Bryant
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Vish Ishaya
Definition:
Review
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Needs Code Review
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Russell Bryant on 2013-07-02

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Sprints

Whiteboard

I want to know the use case about this bp, thanks ---- Wangpan

Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:live-snapshot,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/33697
    Add support for live_snapshot in compute

Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/live-snapshot-vms,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/33698
    WIP: libvirt: Adds support for live-snapshot.

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/34036
    WIP: Add api extension for createLiveImage action

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/44595
    Adds support for live-snapshot in Hyper-V

Unapproved - please re-submit via nova-spec --johnthetubagy (20th March 2014)

Removed from next, as next is now reserved for near misses from the last milestone --johnthetubaguy

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