Administrative users can create custom flavors.

Prerequisites

Verify that you are logged in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard as a cloud administrator.

Procedure

  1. On the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard, select the admin project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  2. Select Admin > System Panel > Flavors.
  3. Click Create Flavor.
  4. In the Create Flavor dialog box, configure the new flavor.

    Parameter

    Description

    Name

    Name for the flavor.

    ID

    Integer or a UUID4 value that identifies the flavor.

    If this parameter is left blank or has a value of auto, OpenStack automatically generates a UUID.

    VCPUs

    Number of virtual CPUs that an instance made from this flavor will use.

    RAM MB

    Megabytes of RAM for virtual machines made from this flavor.

    Root Disk GB

    Gigabytes of disk used for the root (/) partition in instances made from this flavor.

    Ephemeral Disk GB

    Gigabytes of disk space to use for the ephemeral partition. If unspecified, the value is 0 by default.

    Ephemeral disks offer machine local disk storage linked to the life cycle of a VM instance. When a VM is terminated, all data on the ephemeral disk is lost. Ephemeral disks are not included in snapshots.

    Swap Disk MB

    Megabytes of swap space to use. If unspecified, the default is 0.

  5. Click Create Flavor at the bottom of the dialog box to complete the process.
  6. (Optional) : Specify which projects can access instances created from specific flavors.
    1. On the Flavors page, click Edit Flavor in the Actions column of the instance.
    2. In the Edit Flavor dialog box, click the Flavor Access tab.
    3. Use the toggle controls to select the projects that can access the instance.
    4. Click Save.
  7. (Optional) : Modify the settings of a specific flavor.
    1. On the Flavors page, click Edit Flavor in the Actions column of the instance.
    2. In the Edit Flavor dialog box, modify the settings in either the Flavor Info or Flavor Access tab.
    3. Click Save.