i can't see "VM Import Tab"

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I have a RHEV 3.0 infrastructure and i'm asked to install an appliance from RHEV Marketplace


It's the "Alteon VA™ for RHEV"



I followed the procedure and there is a step in which i have to use the "VM Import" sub-Tab in the manager, storage tab.


But i have no such a tab in my interface.


Can you help me to make it appear ?






VMs can be imported from an export domain. Do you have an export domain that contains the VM attached?

Only export domains shoule have a "VM Import" tab. Since the Domain Type you shown above is "ISO", there won't be a VM Import tab.

thank you for your comments


i have no export domain and i want to create one.


I'm reading the admin guide, section " Attaching an Export Storage Domain" an i have a question :


do i need to create manually a NFS export on the Manager ?

if yes : what are the parameters of this export ?

if no : what should i do to create an export domain.





You need to create an NFS export, whether it's on the RHEV-M or elsewhere doesn't matter.

The exported directory should be owner by UID/GID 36:36, and in /etc/exports you need to make sure all of the hypervisors will have access to this export.

i understood my mistake : i didn't create the "export" domain at all


for anyone with same issue, i followed the steps bellow



1) create directory with ownership and context :


on the Manager, if you "ISO" share is in "/data" you should obtain :

ll -Z /data/
drwxr-xr-x. vdsm kvm unconfined_u:object_r:public_content_rw_t:s0 export
drwxr-xr-x. vdsm kvm unconfined_u:object_r:public_content_rw_t:s0 iso


2) add it to NFS exports

# cat /etc/exports
/data/iso     #rhev installer
/data/export     #rhev import/export de vms

Then reload NFS and assure you can see the export and can  mount it :

showmount -e
mount -t nfs rhevm.redhat.local:/data/export /mnt/
umount /mnt


3)  create the domain on the web interface

Default > Storage
Button "New Domain"
  name export 
  fonction / type : Export / NFS
  Use host : < any > 
  Export Path : rhevm.redhat.local:/data/export

4) Activate

Storage > export 
 "details" Pane  > Data center 
Button Activate