PowerVC volume image import failed

If you are passing volume names to powervc-volume-image-import as you import an image, and receive an error message such as, "No volume with a name or ID of <foobar> exists," then use this information to solve the problem.


The OpenStack volumes API provides a way to search for volumes by either ID or name. This API modifies the search parameters that are passed to it by calling ast.literal_eval() method on each of them. This method does not work for strings that contain quotation marks in them. For example, both of the following strings are invalid:


  • To avoid the error message, use the volume ID instead of the volume name when you are calling powervc-volume-image-import.
  • Avoid creating volumes with quotation marks.