Comment 2 for bug 1788910

Mike Pontillo (mpontillo) wrote :

Thinking about it, I'm not sure any actual UI changes will be required to fix this. Here's what I'm thinking:

 - If we compose a VM, regardless of whether or not we plan to commission it, we should try to start it up (even if we shut it down right away).
 - If a newly-composed VM raises an error on startup, it should be reported via the ComposeMachineForm.

For the UI, the harder problem is determining in advance if a macvlan attachment would work or not, so that we can prevent displaying options to the user that won't work. Right now it's not possible; MAAS doesn't have enough information to know in advance whether or not the network attachment will actually work.