Is it possible to configure the determining disk space on the fly while the application is deployed from a virtual appliance under VMWare?


The goal is to tailor our product to deliver to the end user as a virtual appliance (as it in Russian?). At first, under the platform from VMWare.
There is also a requirement to deliver a product in three versions, let's call them conditionally: small, medium and large. One of the differences between the versions is the allocation of disk space, so to speak "on the fly", i.e. during application deployment from OVA-container.
For example, it may look like a box with three options to choose from:
Small: 62 GB
— Average: 83 GB
— Large: 150 GB

Whether it is possible in principle to configure hardware properties on the fly during deployment? If so, how? Are there any tools to zapilivanija similarly virtual appliance?

Thank you very much in advance.
October 8th 19 at 01:19
2 answers
October 8th 19 at 01:21
Must vmware? virtualbox for example command line provides full access to the virtual machine and even more. kvm fully specifies the start of the machine from the command line at startup,...
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, at this stage we are just about VMWare, it can later be loans, and other vendors, if there is a positive dynamics of the market.
In VMWare there are also tools that provide the greatest opportunity for administration of virtual machines, but it's all these things running/running/etc. relevant after the machine is deployed in a virtual environment. My target is complicated by the fact that it is necessary to take control over the deployment process and on the fly to change the hardware configuration of the future container. Somewhere so... - jonathon68 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:24
October 8th 19 at 01:23
Yes, you can, for this purpose there is a special format distribution WM .ovf supported hypervisors, you can read its specification (starting on page 32 is what you need) and make a special file descriptions, which will allow the user when deploying to select one of the predefined file-configurations.
Thanks for the advice.
It really seems to be what you need. - jonathon68 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:26

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