RE: showTimeTable function

2010-06-09 Thread Waldron, Michael H
I think the list is scrubbing attachments. That error message still sounds like 
the privileges aren't right yet.

Run this query and paste the output into the email, it will list the privileges.

select resourcegroup.name,resourcetype.name,type,privnode.name  from 
resourcegroup,resourcetype,resourcepriv,privnode where 
resourcegroupid=resourcegroup.id and resourcetypeid=resourcetype.id and 
privnodeid=privnode.id;

Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
919-962-9778


-Original Message-
From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 4:52 PM
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

Hi Mike, List,

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Waldron, Michael H
mwald...@email.unc.edu wrote:
 Your privilege screen attachments didn't make it to the list.

Ooops. Re-attached it. I made sure that things that can be added to
the Resources are added and marked available, etc.
Probably, the current setup is not clean; but it's the shot gun
approach to ensure that all things are available.

 Make sure for the Resources section on the Privileges screen that the 
 computer groups and the image groups are listed as available.

 You shouldn't have to fill in the currentimageid, preferredimageid, 
 nextimageid, imagerevisionid fields in the computer table.

OK.

 If you ever use bare-metal or full blade images in the future, as opposed 
 to vmware images, you'll want to separate your computer and image group 
 assignments. The reason being that bare-metal installs use a different 
 provisioning engine (xCAT), bare-metal images can't be provisioned on vmware 
 computers and vmware images can't be provisioned on bare-metal servers. In 
 your case it doesn't matter since you only have vmware image.
 For example:
 allComputers,newimages,allImages  used for bare-metal
 allVMComputers, newvmimages, allVMImages  used for vmware

Thanks again for the explanation. All these labels are now more
meaningful to me now.

I see. So, in a cleanly-separated. My vm-spawn-1 belongs to only
newvmimages, allVMImages, allVMComputers.
In an attempt to make this work, I just make a lot of things belonging
to a whole lot of other things.

I'm still at this point getting Selection not currently available.

How should I troubleshoot this further ?



 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:01 PM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

 I don't know how the View Time Table plays into things, I've never looked at 
 that before, mine is currently blank.
 Unless I'm not understanding the setup, you have to have as many computers 
 defined as you want to have instances of your image running. For each 
 computer you define you assign a unique mac address. To make a reservation 
 for the image, there has to be an available computer for the reservation to 
 run on. If you want to have 10 concurrent reservations, you have to have 10 
 computers available.

 The image also must be assigned to an image group, and that image group has 
 to be mapped to a computer group which contains the computers the image can 
 run on. There is good explanation of this at the Documentation link on the 
 VCL home page.

 Thanks. I've been trying to follow the documentation on the Images
 and Privileges documentation.
 The documentation did not mention about creation of each machine like
 you described; now I understand that it's needed.

 I added vm-spawn-1; with Mac address, etc.

 Do you mean the following grouping, etc. I've got (I'm logged in as
 user 'admin'):
 1) No Apps (Linux) - image.id=10 belongs to {allImages,allVMImages}
 2) allImages belongs to {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 3) allVMImages belongs to {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 4) vmnode2.local (ESXi host) and vm-spawn-1 belong to
 {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 5) Attached are my Privileges screens.

 Do I need to set currentimageid, preferredimageid or nextimageid,
 imagerevisionid for vm-spawn-1 ?

 I still can't get reservation on No Apps (Linux), when I select
 Now it still says Selection currently not available.

 Thanks




 mysql select * from computer;
 ++-+-++++--+-+-+--++---+-+---+---+--+---+---+++---+-+---+---+--+--++--++--+-+--+--+
 | id | stateid | ownerid | platformid | scheduleid | currentimageid |
 preferredimageid | nextimageid

Re: showTimeTable function

2010-06-09 Thread My LinuxHAList
 the 
 privileges.

 select resourcegroup.name,resourcetype.name,type,privnode.name  from 
 resourcegroup,resourcetype,resourcepriv,privnode where 
 resourcegroupid=resourcegroup.id and resourcetypeid=resourcetype.id and 
 privnodeid=privnode.id;

 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 4:52 PM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

 Hi Mike, List,

 On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Waldron, Michael H
 mwald...@email.unc.edu wrote:
 Your privilege screen attachments didn't make it to the list.

 Ooops. Re-attached it. I made sure that things that can be added to
 the Resources are added and marked available, etc.
 Probably, the current setup is not clean; but it's the shot gun
 approach to ensure that all things are available.

 Make sure for the Resources section on the Privileges screen that the 
 computer groups and the image groups are listed as available.

 You shouldn't have to fill in the currentimageid, preferredimageid, 
 nextimageid, imagerevisionid fields in the computer table.

 OK.

 If you ever use bare-metal or full blade images in the future, as 
 opposed to vmware images, you'll want to separate your computer and image 
 group assignments. The reason being that bare-metal installs use a 
 different provisioning engine (xCAT), bare-metal images can't be provisioned 
 on vmware computers and vmware images can't be provisioned on bare-metal 
 servers. In your case it doesn't matter since you only have vmware image.
 For example:
 allComputers,newimages,allImages  used for bare-metal
 allVMComputers, newvmimages, allVMImages  used for vmware

 Thanks again for the explanation. All these labels are now more
 meaningful to me now.

 I see. So, in a cleanly-separated. My vm-spawn-1 belongs to only
 newvmimages, allVMImages, allVMComputers.
 In an attempt to make this work, I just make a lot of things belonging
 to a whole lot of other things.

 I'm still at this point getting Selection not currently available.

 How should I troubleshoot this further ?



 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:01 PM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

 I don't know how the View Time Table plays into things, I've never looked 
 at that before, mine is currently blank.
 Unless I'm not understanding the setup, you have to have as many computers 
 defined as you want to have instances of your image running. For each 
 computer you define you assign a unique mac address. To make a reservation 
 for the image, there has to be an available computer for the reservation to 
 run on. If you want to have 10 concurrent reservations, you have to have 10 
 computers available.

 The image also must be assigned to an image group, and that image group has 
 to be mapped to a computer group which contains the computers the image can 
 run on. There is good explanation of this at the Documentation link on the 
 VCL home page.

 Thanks. I've been trying to follow the documentation on the Images
 and Privileges documentation.
 The documentation did not mention about creation of each machine like
 you described; now I understand that it's needed.

 I added vm-spawn-1; with Mac address, etc.

 Do you mean the following grouping, etc. I've got (I'm logged in as
 user 'admin'):
 1) No Apps (Linux) - image.id=10 belongs to {allImages,allVMImages}
 2) allImages belongs to {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 3) allVMImages belongs to {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 4) vmnode2.local (ESXi host) and vm-spawn-1 belong to
 {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 5) Attached are my Privileges screens.

 Do I need to set currentimageid, preferredimageid or nextimageid,
 imagerevisionid for vm-spawn-1 ?

 I still can't get reservation on No Apps (Linux), when I select
 Now it still says Selection currently not available.

 Thanks




 mysql select * from computer;
 ++-+-++++--+-+-+--++---+-+---+---+--+---+---+++---+-+---+---+--+--++--++--+-+--+--+
 | id | stateid | ownerid | platformid | scheduleid | currentimageid |
 preferredimageid | nextimageid | imagerevisionid | RAM  | procnumber |
 procspeed | network | hostname      | IPaddress     | privateIPaddress
 | eth0macaddress    | eth1macaddress    | type

RE: showTimeTable function

2010-06-09 Thread Waldron, Michael H
Nothing obvious is jumping out at me here. I'm running out of ideas, perhaps 
someone else can chime in.

The only other thing I can think of is to verify that your virtual machines are 
in the 'available' state.

Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
919-962-9778


-Original Message-
From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:41 AM
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

Thanks again Mike for helping with this.

mysql select resourcegroup.name,resourcetype.name,type,privnode.name
from resourcegroup,resourcetype,resourcepriv,privnode where
resourcegroupid=resourcegroup.id and resourcetypeid=resourcetype.id
and privnodeid=privnode.id;;
+++-+---+
| name   | name   | type| name  |
+++-+---+
| allComputers   | computer   | available   | VCL   |
| allComputers   | computer   | administer  | VCL   |
| allComputers   | computer   | manageGroup | VCL   |
| allComputers   | computer   | available   | admin |
| allComputers   | computer   | administer  | admin |
| allComputers   | computer   | manageGroup | admin |
| allComputers   | computer   | available   | newimages |
| allComputers   | computer   | administer  | newimages |
| allComputers   | computer   | manageGroup | newimages |
| newimages  | computer   | available   | VCL   |
| newimages  | computer   | administer  | VCL   |
| newimages  | computer   | manageGroup | VCL   |
| newimages  | computer   | available   | admin |
| newimages  | computer   | administer  | admin |
| newimages  | computer   | manageGroup | admin |
| newimages  | computer   | available   | newimages |
| newimages  | computer   | administer  | newimages |
| newimages  | computer   | manageGroup | newimages |
| newvmimages| computer   | available   | VCL   |
| newvmimages| computer   | administer  | VCL   |
| newvmimages| computer   | manageGroup | VCL   |
| newvmimages| computer   | available   | admin |
| newvmimages| computer   | administer  | admin |
| newvmimages| computer   | manageGroup | admin |
| newvmimages| computer   | available   | newimages |
| newvmimages| computer   | administer  | newimages |
| newvmimages| computer   | manageGroup | newimages |
| allImages  | image  | available   | VCL   |
| allImages  | image  | administer  | VCL   |
| allImages  | image  | manageGroup | VCL   |
| allImages  | image  | available   | admin |
| allImages  | image  | administer  | admin |
| allImages  | image  | manageGroup | admin |
| allImages  | image  | available   | newimages |
| allImages  | image  | administer  | newimages |
| allImages  | image  | manageGroup | newimages |
| allVMimages| image  | available   | VCL   |
| allVMimages| image  | administer  | VCL   |
| allVMimages| image  | manageGroup | VCL   |
| allVMimages| image  | available   | admin |
| allVMimages| image  | administer  | admin |
| allVMimages| image  | manageGroup | admin |
| allVMimages| image  | available   | newimages |
| allVMimages| image  | administer  | newimages |
| allVMimages| image  | manageGroup | newimages |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | available   | VCL   |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | administer  | VCL   |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | manageGroup | VCL   |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | available   | admin |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | administer  | admin |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | manageGroup | admin |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | available   | newimages |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | administer  | newimages |
| allSchedules   | schedule   | manageGroup | newimages |
| allManagementNodes | managementnode | available   | VCL   |
| allManagementNodes | managementnode | administer  | VCL   |
| allManagementNodes | managementnode | manageGroup | VCL   |
| allManagementNodes | managementnode | available   | admin |
| allManagementNodes | managementnode | administer  | admin |
| allManagementNodes | managementnode | manageGroup | admin |
| allManagementNodes

Re: showTimeTable function

2010-06-09 Thread Josh Thompson
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Mike has already mentioned some of these items, but I'll list them all out 
together to make it easier to check.

- -put No Apps(Linux) in the allVMimages group
- -create a new computer group named All VMs
- -map the allVMimages image group to the All VMs computer group
- -put vm-spawn-1 and any other VMs you've created in the All VMs computer 
group
- -add All VMs to the VCL node on the privilege tree with the available 
attribute
- -map the AllManagementNodes management node group to the All VMs computer 
group
- -make sure the computer specs for vm-spawn-1 are greater than or equal to the 
image specs for No Apps(Linux)
- -make sure vm-spawn-1 is in the available state
- -make sure vm-spawn-1 is assigned to ESXi host in the Virtual Hosts part of 
the site
- -make sure vcld is running on your management node and is regularly checking 
in to the database
- -make sure your management node is in the AllManagementNodes group
- -make sure the schedule associated with vm-spawn-1 is available during the 
time you've selected for your reservation (if you haven't messed with your 
schedules, this shouldn't be an issue)

I think I covered everything.  Let us know what you find.

Josh

On Wednesday June 09, 2010, Waldron, Michael H wrote:
 Nothing obvious is jumping out at me here. I'm running out of ideas,
  perhaps someone else can chime in.
 
 The only other thing I can think of is to verify that your virtual machines
  are in the 'available' state.
 
 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:41 AM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function
 
 Thanks again Mike for helping with this.
 
 mysql select resourcegroup.name,resourcetype.name,type,privnode.name
 from resourcegroup,resourcetype,resourcepriv,privnode where
 resourcegroupid=resourcegroup.id and resourcetypeid=resourcetype.id
 and privnodeid=privnode.id;;
 +++-+---+
 
 | name   | name   | type| name  |
 
 +++-+---+
 
 | allComputers   | computer   | available   | VCL   |
 | allComputers   | computer   | administer  | VCL   |
 | allComputers   | computer   | manageGroup | VCL   |
 | allComputers   | computer   | available   | admin |
 | allComputers   | computer   | administer  | admin |
 | allComputers   | computer   | manageGroup | admin |
 | allComputers   | computer   | available   | newimages |
 | allComputers   | computer   | administer  | newimages |
 | allComputers   | computer   | manageGroup | newimages |
 | newimages  | computer   | available   | VCL   |
 | newimages  | computer   | administer  | VCL   |
 | newimages  | computer   | manageGroup | VCL   |
 | newimages  | computer   | available   | admin |
 | newimages  | computer   | administer  | admin |
 | newimages  | computer   | manageGroup | admin |
 | newimages  | computer   | available   | newimages |
 | newimages  | computer   | administer  | newimages |
 | newimages  | computer   | manageGroup | newimages |
 | newvmimages| computer   | available   | VCL   |
 | newvmimages| computer   | administer  | VCL   |
 | newvmimages| computer   | manageGroup | VCL   |
 | newvmimages| computer   | available   | admin |
 | newvmimages| computer   | administer  | admin |
 | newvmimages| computer   | manageGroup | admin |
 | newvmimages| computer   | available   | newimages |
 | newvmimages| computer   | administer  | newimages |
 | newvmimages| computer   | manageGroup | newimages |
 | allImages  | image  | available   | VCL   |
 | allImages  | image  | administer  | VCL   |
 | allImages  | image  | manageGroup | VCL   |
 | allImages  | image  | available   | admin |
 | allImages  | image  | administer  | admin |
 | allImages  | image  | manageGroup | admin |
 | allImages  | image  | available   | newimages |
 | allImages  | image  | administer  | newimages |
 | allImages  | image  | manageGroup | newimages |
 | allVMimages| image  | available   | VCL   |
 | allVMimages| image  | administer  | VCL   |
 | allVMimages| image  | manageGroup | VCL   |
 | allVMimages| image

Re: showTimeTable function

2010-06-09 Thread My LinuxHAList
 Mike has already mentioned some of these items, but I'll list them all out
 together to make it easier to check.

 - -put No Apps(Linux) in the allVMimages group

It belong to allVMImages (and nothing else)

 - -create a new computer group named All VMs
 - -map the allVMimages image group to the All VMs computer group

allVMImags maps to AllVMs and nothing else.

 - -put vm-spawn-1 and any other VMs you've created in the All VMs computer
 group

vm-spawn-1 and vm-base10-v1 are grouped to AllVMs
vmnode2.local (my ESXi host) is mapped to allComputers (and nothing else).

 - -add All VMs to the VCL node on the privilege tree with the available
 attribute

Completed this one.

 - -map the AllManagementNodes management node group to the All VMs computer
 group

allManagementNodes is mapped to AllVMs and nothing else.

 - -make sure the computer specs for vm-spawn-1 are greater than or equal to 
 the
 image specs for No Apps(Linux)

They are equal.

 - -make sure vm-spawn-1 is in the available state

Yes.

 - -make sure vm-spawn-1 is assigned to ESXi host in the Virtual Hosts part of
 the site

Yes.

 - -make sure vcld is running on your management node and is regularly checking
 in to the database
Yes.

 - -make sure your management node is in the AllManagementNodes group

Yes.

 - -make sure the schedule associated with vm-spawn-1 is available during the
 time you've selected for your reservation (if you haven't messed with your
 schedules, this shouldn't be an issue)

Did not mess with this. I think it's 24x7.

And now when I select No Apps (Linux) it says Estimated Load Time 
5 Minutes.

Thanks Mike, Josh, List.

I see My Reservation eventually failed. It is a progress.

Thanks


 I think I covered everything.  Let us know what you find.

 Josh

 On Wednesday June 09, 2010, Waldron, Michael H wrote:
 Nothing obvious is jumping out at me here. I'm running out of ideas,
  perhaps someone else can chime in.

 The only other thing I can think of is to verify that your virtual machines
  are in the 'available' state.

 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:41 AM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

 Thanks again Mike for helping with this.

 mysql select resourcegroup.name,resourcetype.name,type,privnode.name
 from resourcegroup,resourcetype,resourcepriv,privnode where
 resourcegroupid=resourcegroup.id and resourcetypeid=resourcetype.id
 and privnodeid=privnode.id;;
 +++-+---+

 | name               | name           | type        | name      |

 +++-+---+

 | allComputers       | computer       | available   | VCL       |
 | allComputers       | computer       | administer  | VCL       |
 | allComputers       | computer       | manageGroup | VCL       |
 | allComputers       | computer       | available   | admin     |
 | allComputers       | computer       | administer  | admin     |
 | allComputers       | computer       | manageGroup | admin     |
 | allComputers       | computer       | available   | newimages |
 | allComputers       | computer       | administer  | newimages |
 | allComputers       | computer       | manageGroup | newimages |
 | newimages          | computer       | available   | VCL       |
 | newimages          | computer       | administer  | VCL       |
 | newimages          | computer       | manageGroup | VCL       |
 | newimages          | computer       | available   | admin     |
 | newimages          | computer       | administer  | admin     |
 | newimages          | computer       | manageGroup | admin     |
 | newimages          | computer       | available   | newimages |
 | newimages          | computer       | administer  | newimages |
 | newimages          | computer       | manageGroup | newimages |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | available   | VCL       |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | administer  | VCL       |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | manageGroup | VCL       |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | available   | admin     |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | administer  | admin     |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | manageGroup | admin     |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | available   | newimages |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | administer  | newimages |
 | newvmimages        | computer       | manageGroup | newimages |
 | allImages          | image          | available   | VCL       |
 | allImages          | image          | administer  | VCL       |
 | allImages          | image          | manageGroup | VCL       |
 | allImages          | image          | available   | admin     |
 | allImages          | image

RE: showTimeTable function

2010-06-08 Thread Waldron, Michael H
The ESXi host won't directly run your image, you have to define virtual 
machines and assign them to the ESXi host, which will then spin these up to run 
the image.

Basic steps:
- Click Manage Computers, Edit Computer Information, Submit
- Add
- Fill in hostname, IP address, RAM, Proc Speed, Network Speed, select 'virtual 
machine' under Type, VMWare provisioning engine, and appropriate computer group.
- Assign mac addresses for public and private network interfaces of the virtual 
machine.
- Update the computer table in the database with this info for the virtual 
machine and assign the values to the fields eth0macaddress, eth1macaddress.
- Click Virtual Hosts
- Select your ESXi host
- Click Configure Host
- Select the virtual machine(s) in the Unassigned VMs column and click Add.

Hopefully I didn't leave out any steps.


Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
919-962-9778


-Original Message-
From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:54 PM
To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org; vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Cc: My LinuxHAList
Subject: showTimeTable function

Hi,

I have a ESXi host (computer.id=1); I have an image [ No Apps(Linux) ]
which was successfully captured (I think).
I tried to make Reservation using the now button, it says Selection
currently not available; then I clicked the View Time Table, no
computers show up.

The ESXi host is in vmhostinuse state (which is state.id=20) -- which
ESXi host needs to be in.

I'm assuming that my ESXi host is supposed to show up on I hit the
View Time Table if I intend it to be able to run No Apps (Linux).
Is this true ?

With ESXi host in the state of vmhostinuse, I don't think it will ever
show up, because the state.id=20.
Here are the code snippets:
if($computer_platformids[$id] != $platformid ||
   ($computerData[$id][stateid] != 2 
$computerData[$id][stateid] != 3 
$computerData[$id][stateid] != 6 
$computerData[$id][stateid] != 8) ||
   $computerData[$id][ram] 
$imageData[$imageid][minram] ||
   $computerData[$id][procnumber] 
$imageData[$imageid][minprocnumber] ||
   $computerData[$id][procspeed] 
$imageData[$imageid][minprocspeed] ||
   $computerData[$id][network] 
$imageData[$imageid][minnetwork] ||
   ! in_array($id, $mappedcomputers)) {
continue;
}

I could have completely misunderstood what View Time Table should show.
I'm expecting the time tables to show ESXi host(s) that are able to
run No Apps (Linux).

If I'm wrong, what is View Time Table designed to show ?

Thanks


Re: showTimeTable function

2010-06-08 Thread My LinuxHAList
Hi Mike, List,

Apparently, my understanding is still a bit off.

Since I've captured the image successfully No Apps (Linux), name:
vmwarelinux-base10-v1, with the appropriate files copied over to
$DATASTORE/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/

I'm thinking that I'll be able to spawn as many instance of the No
Apps (Linux) as I configure the ESXi to handle.
That was the idea behind capturing an image right ?  How would I be
able to achieve that ?

I create another computer called vm-tospawn, populate the mac
addresses field and assign it to my only ESXi host.
Nothing shows up on the View Time Table. What are the fields that
say vm-tospawn is associated with the No Apps (Linux) image I
captured ? If I populate the mac address fields, if I spawn 2 version
of it, wouldn't I cause conflicts on the Mac address ?

I still need some guidance on how to go from successful image capture
to launch multiple of them on ESXi host.

What am I missing ?

Thanks


On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Waldron, Michael H
mwald...@email.unc.edu wrote:
 The ESXi host won't directly run your image, you have to define virtual 
 machines and assign them to the ESXi host, which will then spin these up to 
 run the image.

 Basic steps:
 - Click Manage Computers, Edit Computer Information, Submit
 - Add
 - Fill in hostname, IP address, RAM, Proc Speed, Network Speed, select 
 'virtual machine' under Type, VMWare provisioning engine, and appropriate 
 computer group.
 - Assign mac addresses for public and private network interfaces of the 
 virtual machine.
 - Update the computer table in the database with this info for the virtual 
 machine and assign the values to the fields eth0macaddress, eth1macaddress.
 - Click Virtual Hosts
 - Select your ESXi host
 - Click Configure Host
 - Select the virtual machine(s) in the Unassigned VMs column and click Add.

 Hopefully I didn't leave out any steps.


 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:54 PM
 To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org; vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Cc: My LinuxHAList
 Subject: showTimeTable function

 Hi,

 I have a ESXi host (computer.id=1); I have an image [ No Apps(Linux) ]
 which was successfully captured (I think).
 I tried to make Reservation using the now button, it says Selection
 currently not available; then I clicked the View Time Table, no
 computers show up.

 The ESXi host is in vmhostinuse state (which is state.id=20) -- which
 ESXi host needs to be in.

 I'm assuming that my ESXi host is supposed to show up on I hit the
 View Time Table if I intend it to be able to run No Apps (Linux).
 Is this true ?

 With ESXi host in the state of vmhostinuse, I don't think it will ever
 show up, because the state.id=20.
 Here are the code snippets:
                        if($computer_platformids[$id] != $platformid ||
                           ($computerData[$id][stateid] != 2 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 3 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 6 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 8) ||
                           $computerData[$id][ram] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minram] ||
                           $computerData[$id][procnumber] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minprocnumber] ||
                           $computerData[$id][procspeed] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minprocspeed] ||
                           $computerData[$id][network] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minnetwork] ||
                           ! in_array($id, $mappedcomputers)) {
                                continue;
                        }

 I could have completely misunderstood what View Time Table should show.
 I'm expecting the time tables to show ESXi host(s) that are able to
 run No Apps (Linux).

 If I'm wrong, what is View Time Table designed to show ?

 Thanks



RE: showTimeTable function

2010-06-08 Thread Waldron, Michael H
I don't know how the View Time Table plays into things, I've never looked at 
that before, mine is currently blank.

Unless I'm not understanding the setup, you have to have as many computers 
defined as you want to have instances of your image running. For each computer 
you define you assign a unique mac address. To make a reservation for the 
image, there has to be an available computer for the reservation to run on. If 
you want to have 10 concurrent reservations, you have to have 10 computers 
available.

The image also must be assigned to an image group, and that image group has to 
be mapped to a computer group which contains the computers the image can run 
on. There is good explanation of this at the Documentation link on the VCL home 
page.


Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
919-962-9778


-Original Message-
From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 12:15 PM
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

Hi Mike, List,

Apparently, my understanding is still a bit off.

Since I've captured the image successfully No Apps (Linux), name:
vmwarelinux-base10-v1, with the appropriate files copied over to
$DATASTORE/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/

I'm thinking that I'll be able to spawn as many instance of the No
Apps (Linux) as I configure the ESXi to handle.
That was the idea behind capturing an image right ?  How would I be
able to achieve that ?

I create another computer called vm-tospawn, populate the mac
addresses field and assign it to my only ESXi host.
Nothing shows up on the View Time Table. What are the fields that
say vm-tospawn is associated with the No Apps (Linux) image I
captured ? If I populate the mac address fields, if I spawn 2 version
of it, wouldn't I cause conflicts on the Mac address ?

I still need some guidance on how to go from successful image capture
to launch multiple of them on ESXi host.

What am I missing ?

Thanks


On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Waldron, Michael H
mwald...@email.unc.edu wrote:
 The ESXi host won't directly run your image, you have to define virtual 
 machines and assign them to the ESXi host, which will then spin these up to 
 run the image.

 Basic steps:
 - Click Manage Computers, Edit Computer Information, Submit
 - Add
 - Fill in hostname, IP address, RAM, Proc Speed, Network Speed, select 
 'virtual machine' under Type, VMWare provisioning engine, and appropriate 
 computer group.
 - Assign mac addresses for public and private network interfaces of the 
 virtual machine.
 - Update the computer table in the database with this info for the virtual 
 machine and assign the values to the fields eth0macaddress, eth1macaddress.
 - Click Virtual Hosts
 - Select your ESXi host
 - Click Configure Host
 - Select the virtual machine(s) in the Unassigned VMs column and click Add.

 Hopefully I didn't leave out any steps.


 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:54 PM
 To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org; vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Cc: My LinuxHAList
 Subject: showTimeTable function

 Hi,

 I have a ESXi host (computer.id=1); I have an image [ No Apps(Linux) ]
 which was successfully captured (I think).
 I tried to make Reservation using the now button, it says Selection
 currently not available; then I clicked the View Time Table, no
 computers show up.

 The ESXi host is in vmhostinuse state (which is state.id=20) -- which
 ESXi host needs to be in.

 I'm assuming that my ESXi host is supposed to show up on I hit the
 View Time Table if I intend it to be able to run No Apps (Linux).
 Is this true ?

 With ESXi host in the state of vmhostinuse, I don't think it will ever
 show up, because the state.id=20.
 Here are the code snippets:
                        if($computer_platformids[$id] != $platformid ||
                           ($computerData[$id][stateid] != 2 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 3 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 6 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 8) ||
                           $computerData[$id][ram] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minram] ||
                           $computerData[$id][procnumber] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minprocnumber] ||
                           $computerData[$id][procspeed] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minprocspeed] ||
                           $computerData[$id][network] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minnetwork] ||
                           ! in_array($id, $mappedcomputers)) {
                                continue;
                        }

 I could have completely misunderstood what View Time Table should show.
 I'm expecting the time tables

Re: showTimeTable function

2010-06-08 Thread My LinuxHAList
 of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 12:15 PM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

 Hi Mike, List,

 Apparently, my understanding is still a bit off.

 Since I've captured the image successfully No Apps (Linux), name:
 vmwarelinux-base10-v1, with the appropriate files copied over to
 $DATASTORE/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/

 I'm thinking that I'll be able to spawn as many instance of the No
 Apps (Linux) as I configure the ESXi to handle.
 That was the idea behind capturing an image right ?  How would I be
 able to achieve that ?

 I create another computer called vm-tospawn, populate the mac
 addresses field and assign it to my only ESXi host.
 Nothing shows up on the View Time Table. What are the fields that
 say vm-tospawn is associated with the No Apps (Linux) image I
 captured ? If I populate the mac address fields, if I spawn 2 version
 of it, wouldn't I cause conflicts on the Mac address ?

 I still need some guidance on how to go from successful image capture
 to launch multiple of them on ESXi host.

 What am I missing ?

 Thanks


 On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Waldron, Michael H
 mwald...@email.unc.edu wrote:
 The ESXi host won't directly run your image, you have to define virtual 
 machines and assign them to the ESXi host, which will then spin these up to 
 run the image.

 Basic steps:
 - Click Manage Computers, Edit Computer Information, Submit
 - Add
 - Fill in hostname, IP address, RAM, Proc Speed, Network Speed, select 
 'virtual machine' under Type, VMWare provisioning engine, and appropriate 
 computer group.
 - Assign mac addresses for public and private network interfaces of the 
 virtual machine.
 - Update the computer table in the database with this info for the virtual 
 machine and assign the values to the fields eth0macaddress, eth1macaddress.
 - Click Virtual Hosts
 - Select your ESXi host
 - Click Configure Host
 - Select the virtual machine(s) in the Unassigned VMs column and click Add.

 Hopefully I didn't leave out any steps.


 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:54 PM
 To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org; vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Cc: My LinuxHAList
 Subject: showTimeTable function

 Hi,

 I have a ESXi host (computer.id=1); I have an image [ No Apps(Linux) ]
 which was successfully captured (I think).
 I tried to make Reservation using the now button, it says Selection
 currently not available; then I clicked the View Time Table, no
 computers show up.

 The ESXi host is in vmhostinuse state (which is state.id=20) -- which
 ESXi host needs to be in.

 I'm assuming that my ESXi host is supposed to show up on I hit the
 View Time Table if I intend it to be able to run No Apps (Linux).
 Is this true ?

 With ESXi host in the state of vmhostinuse, I don't think it will ever
 show up, because the state.id=20.
 Here are the code snippets:
                        if($computer_platformids[$id] != $platformid ||
                           ($computerData[$id][stateid] != 2 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 3 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 6 
                                $computerData[$id][stateid] != 8) ||
                           $computerData[$id][ram] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minram] ||
                           $computerData[$id][procnumber] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minprocnumber] ||
                           $computerData[$id][procspeed] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minprocspeed] ||
                           $computerData[$id][network] 
 $imageData[$imageid][minnetwork] ||
                           ! in_array($id, $mappedcomputers)) {
                                continue;
                        }

 I could have completely misunderstood what View Time Table should show.
 I'm expecting the time tables to show ESXi host(s) that are able to
 run No Apps (Linux).

 If I'm wrong, what is View Time Table designed to show ?

 Thanks




Re: showTimeTable function

2010-06-08 Thread My LinuxHAList
Hi Mike, List,

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Waldron, Michael H
mwald...@email.unc.edu wrote:
 Your privilege screen attachments didn't make it to the list.

Ooops. Re-attached it. I made sure that things that can be added to
the Resources are added and marked available, etc.
Probably, the current setup is not clean; but it's the shot gun
approach to ensure that all things are available.

 Make sure for the Resources section on the Privileges screen that the 
 computer groups and the image groups are listed as available.

 You shouldn't have to fill in the currentimageid, preferredimageid, 
 nextimageid, imagerevisionid fields in the computer table.

OK.

 If you ever use bare-metal or full blade images in the future, as opposed 
 to vmware images, you'll want to separate your computer and image group 
 assignments. The reason being that bare-metal installs use a different 
 provisioning engine (xCAT), bare-metal images can't be provisioned on vmware 
 computers and vmware images can't be provisioned on bare-metal servers. In 
 your case it doesn't matter since you only have vmware image.
 For example:
 allComputers,newimages,allImages  used for bare-metal
 allVMComputers, newvmimages, allVMImages  used for vmware

Thanks again for the explanation. All these labels are now more
meaningful to me now.

I see. So, in a cleanly-separated. My vm-spawn-1 belongs to only
newvmimages, allVMImages, allVMComputers.
In an attempt to make this work, I just make a lot of things belonging
to a whole lot of other things.

I'm still at this point getting Selection not currently available.

How should I troubleshoot this further ?



 Mike Waldron
 Systems Specialist
 ITS Research Computing
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509
 919-962-9778


 -Original Message-
 From: My LinuxHAList [mailto:mylinuxhal...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:01 PM
 To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: showTimeTable function

 I don't know how the View Time Table plays into things, I've never looked at 
 that before, mine is currently blank.
 Unless I'm not understanding the setup, you have to have as many computers 
 defined as you want to have instances of your image running. For each 
 computer you define you assign a unique mac address. To make a reservation 
 for the image, there has to be an available computer for the reservation to 
 run on. If you want to have 10 concurrent reservations, you have to have 10 
 computers available.

 The image also must be assigned to an image group, and that image group has 
 to be mapped to a computer group which contains the computers the image can 
 run on. There is good explanation of this at the Documentation link on the 
 VCL home page.

 Thanks. I've been trying to follow the documentation on the Images
 and Privileges documentation.
 The documentation did not mention about creation of each machine like
 you described; now I understand that it's needed.

 I added vm-spawn-1; with Mac address, etc.

 Do you mean the following grouping, etc. I've got (I'm logged in as
 user 'admin'):
 1) No Apps (Linux) - image.id=10 belongs to {allImages,allVMImages}
 2) allImages belongs to {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 3) allVMImages belongs to {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 4) vmnode2.local (ESXi host) and vm-spawn-1 belong to
 {allComputers,newimages,newvmimages}
 5) Attached are my Privileges screens.

 Do I need to set currentimageid, preferredimageid or nextimageid,
 imagerevisionid for vm-spawn-1 ?

 I still can't get reservation on No Apps (Linux), when I select
 Now it still says Selection currently not available.

 Thanks




 mysql select * from computer;
 ++-+-++++--+-+-+--++---+-+---+---+--+---+---+++---+-+---+---+--+--++--++--+-+--+--+
 | id | stateid | ownerid | platformid | scheduleid | currentimageid |
 preferredimageid | nextimageid | imagerevisionid | RAM  | procnumber |
 procspeed | network | hostname      | IPaddress     | privateIPaddress
 | eth0macaddress    | eth1macaddress    | type           |
 provisioningid | drivetype | deleted | notes | lastcheck | location |
 dsa  | dsapub | rsa  | rsapub | host | hostpub | vmhostid | vmtypeid |
 ++-+-++++--+-+-+--++---+-+---+---+--+---+---+++---+-+---+---+--+--++--++--+-+--+--+
 |  1 |      20 |       1 |          1