We are mainly creating hosts directly from our Workflow engine. This usually works fine, but for Windows hosts, where we need to clone from templates instead of installing, depending on which Datastore VMWare puts the VM into (using storage pods), the cloning can take a long time which leads to the POST request timing out and the workflow in our workflow engine failing. The host is created fine, but the workflow still is marked as failed.
Is there any known workaround to this behavior or a way to create a host in an “async” fashion from the API? If have found an old thread stating there was no async back then, but I thought it might be worth asking again since some years have passed. Also the soggested workaround there does not help for us since the problem is in another part of provisioning.
Workflow engine not reciving a timeout during host creation.
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For now, we have reverted to targeting the datastores directly instead of storage pods, but our VMWare team is not super happy with this solution. The problem seams to occure every time the storage pod assingns the VM to a different datastore than the one holding the template we clone from.