Unknown Operating System on Openstack Provider

This is a Windows instance but it is not detecting the Operating System.

vlad…which Windows OS?

Have you performed smart state analysis on the instance, or is this just after refresh?

2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise

Just refresh, i’ll try smart state analysis

Same problem here.
Smart state analysis won’t resolve the issue.
There is some way to define manually the OS?

I think this is a known issue with Openstack as a provider.

Hi @vlad, Do you know if there is issue created against this known issue ?

Hello, I am facing the same issue. My Openstack cluster (based on ubuntu) is not showing the guest operating system for all my virtual machines (ubuntu, rhel and centos); however, today one centos guest is showing the operating system. I am using gaprindashvili-2.20180305191449_5bba686.


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@Eddy_Castillon @tjyang

HI guys. CFME have OperatingSystem model from which the os_image_name and platform attributes is set [1]. Currently there is no any source for operating system to set for OpenStack instances [2], so from this model os_image_name attribute is generated based on VM name [3]. But reports are generated by operating_system association which is not populated for OpenStack instances.

issue is depend from BZ [4] and will be resolved after update to 5.8.4. The BZ is fixed by implementing os_distro/os_version attributes fetching during inventory refresh [5] So I am very much awaiting the next ERRATA for 5.8

[1] https://github.com/ManageIQ/manageiq/blob/fine-4/app/models/operating_system.rb

[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1569230

[3] https://github.com/ManageIQ/manageiq/blob/fine-4/app/models/operating_system.rb#L119

[4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1569230

[5] https://github.com/ManageIQ/manageiq/commit/0632388f40afbbf175a605d731311e0a74f2ed12

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Hi @igortiunov, thank you so much for your clarification. I made a quick test calling a vm “ubuntu”. I will be wating for the next to release.

I think we can set this metadata (os_distro/os_version) in the glance image.


gaprindashvili-3 have already this implemented:

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Hi @igortiunov , That is a great news to begin the day. I do not have clear the procedure to upgrade from v2 to v3. Could you provide me some tricks to do that, please?.

Thank you so much.


I know that this procedure is not simple. There some guides for this (thank to @tjyang ):

I am using CFME be RedHat and have repos with RPMs for updates CFME.


Here is MIQ gapri-2 to gapri-3 upgrade note using google doc.

This procedure work on my test instance. It is a standalone, all-in-one MIQ instance.

@tjyang, @igortiunov

Thank you so much. I will review and upgrade my appliance on Monday. I hope this new feature allow populate the operating system field. That would be great.

I will grateful to you if will talk about the results.

Current workflow leads to that all Vms with “xp” substring inside name marked as windows_generic (like Windows XP :smile:) No matter what image is used.

Hi Guys,

My apologies for write after long time. Finally, I have upgraded my appliance. I am testing with the following metadata for an dummy instance.

  • os_distro = linux
  • os_version = ubuntu

However, I am no able to discovert the operating system. ¿Am I using the correct values for os_diistro and os_version?.



Shortly - “os_distro” is ubuntu and “os_version” is version of ubuntu release (18.04 ?)

These attributes is based on libosinfo https://libosinfo.org/. You can install cli for this: yum install osinfo-db and query the osinfo to understand the values of this attributes:

> osinfo-query os
 Short ID             | Name                                               | Version  | ID                                      
 ubuntu10.04          | Ubuntu 10.04 LTS                                   | 10.04    | http://ubuntu.com/ubuntu/10.04          
 ubuntu10.10          | Ubuntu 10.10                                       | 10.10    | http://ubuntu.com/ubuntu/10.10          
 ubuntu11.04          | Ubuntu 11.04                                       | 11.04    | http://ubuntu.com/ubuntu/11.04          
 ubuntu11.10          | Ubuntu 11.10                                       | 11.10    | http://ubuntu.com/ubuntu/11.10          

Also the following doc is available for OpenStack:


os_version The operating system version as specified by the distributor. Valid version number (for example, 11.10).
os_distro The common name of the operating system distribution in lowercase (uses the same data vocabulary as the libosinfo project). Specify only a recognized value for this field.

arch - Arch Linux. Do not use archlinux or org.archlinux.
centos - Community Enterprise Operating System. Do not use org.centos or CentOS.
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