Re: VCL and xCat

2012-03-01 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
Mike

Thank you. I was missing the record in vcl.resource table. 
For ESXi 4.1 kickstart I had to change sourcepath value in vcl.os from esxi4.1 
to esxi41 for id=38. xCAT2.pm can only get esxi4. (misses part after .)
I also had to create couple symlinks for xCAT2.pm to find image folder, but 
it's working now.

Thank you.

On Feb 29, 2012, at 16:47 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:

 Dmitri,
 
 I have a script that I run to manually insert an image into the database. It 
 places an entry in the image, imgagerevision, and resource tables. Here is a 
 sample below. Of course you would substitute the proper values for your 
 situation.
 
 INSERT INTO `image` (id, `name`, `prettyname`, `ownerid`, `deptid`, 
 `platformid`, 
 `OSid`, `imagemetaid`, `minram`, `minprocnumber`, `minprocspeed`, 
 `minnetwork`,
 `maxconcurrent`, `reloadtime`, `deleted`, `test`, `lastupdate`, 
 `forcheckout`, `maxinitialtime`,
 `project`, `size`) VALUES (150, 'vmwarerhels4-base150-v0', 'Base No Apps, 
 RHEL4 32-bit w/AFS (vmware)', 8, 1, 1, 32, NULL, 1024, 1, 0, 10, NULL, 14, 0, 
 0, NOW(), 1, 0, 'vcl', 1045);
 
 INSERT INTO `imagerevision` (`imageid`, `revision`, `userid`, `datecreated`, 
 `deleted`, `production`,
 `comments`, `imagename`) VALUES (150, 0, 8, NOW(), 0, 1, NULL, 
 'vmwarerhels4-base150-v0');
 
 INSERT INTO `resource` (`resourcetypeid`, `subid`) VALUES (13, 150);
 
 Mike
 
 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu] 
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:19 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 Mike,
 
 Thank you for explanation. 
 How did you add kickstart image to vcl.image table?
 I've tried adding image by inserting record directly into vcl.image and 
 vcl.imagemeta tables, but this didn't work.
 vcld --setup only allows partimage type for bare-metal. 
 
 Thank you.
 
 On Feb 29, 2012, at 15:41 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Yes, VCL supports kickstart installs with xCAT. The column in the image 
 table that corresponds to the install type is OSid.
 
 Example:
 
 mysql select prettyname, OSid from image where id=235;
 +---+--+
 | prettyname| OSid |
 +---+--+
 | RedHat Enterprise Linux server 5 (KS) |   19 | 
 +---+--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from OS where id=19;
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | id | name  | prettyname | type  | installtype | sourcepath 
 | moduleid |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | 19 | rhel5 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 | linux | kickstart   | rhas5  
 |5 | 
 ++---++---+-++--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from module where id=5;
 ++--+-+-++
 | id | name | prettyname  | description | perlpackage|
 ++--+-+-++
 |  5 | os_linux | Linux OS Module | | VCL::Module::OS::Linux | 
 ++--+-+-++
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 So in this case OS id 19 specifies a RHEL5 kickstart install, the sourcepath 
 where the RHEL5 installation files are under /install/rhas5. The OS entry 
 links to the module table, id 5 which tells it the perl module to use. 
 
 You need to have the appropriate entries in your OS and module tables 
 specific to your ESXi image.
 
 Mike
 
 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu] 
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:17 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi again,
 
 Looks like vcl.os and vcl.osinstalltype tables have 'kickstart' installtype 
 for an image. 
 But I cannot find a way to set image_os_install_type to 'kickstart', it's 
 'partimage' by default for bare-metal. 
 
 And there seems to be no column in vcl.image table which corresponds to 
 image_os_install_type.
 
 Help! Does VCL support kickstart image install with xCAT module?
 
 Thank you.
 
 On Feb 29, 2012, at 11:14 , Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 
 
 Hi
 
 Is there a way to use kickstart script install with VCL/xCAT? 
 xCAT2.pm code mentions use of templates, but I cannot find a way how to 
 make use of them. 
 
 I have working ESXi 4.1 template, and able to install ESXi 4.1 using xCAT 
 (nodeset node install works OK). 
 How would I add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL which is bases

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-03-01 Thread Aaron Peeler
Also created a document on this topic. Please review and correct if needed.

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Adding+xCAT+kickstart+based+image

Aaron

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu wrote:
 Mike

 Thank you. I was missing the record in vcl.resource table.
 For ESXi 4.1 kickstart I had to change sourcepath value in vcl.os from 
 esxi4.1 to esxi41 for id=38. xCAT2.pm can only get esxi4. (misses part after 
 .)
 I also had to create couple symlinks for xCAT2.pm to find image folder, but 
 it's working now.

 Thank you.

 On Feb 29, 2012, at 16:47 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:

 Dmitri,

 I have a script that I run to manually insert an image into the database. It 
 places an entry in the image, imgagerevision, and resource tables. Here is a 
 sample below. Of course you would substitute the proper values for your 
 situation.

 INSERT INTO `image` (id, `name`, `prettyname`, `ownerid`, `deptid`, 
 `platformid`,
 `OSid`, `imagemetaid`, `minram`, `minprocnumber`, `minprocspeed`, 
 `minnetwork`,
 `maxconcurrent`, `reloadtime`, `deleted`, `test`, `lastupdate`, 
 `forcheckout`, `maxinitialtime`,
 `project`, `size`) VALUES (150, 'vmwarerhels4-base150-v0', 'Base No Apps, 
 RHEL4 32-bit w/AFS (vmware)', 8, 1, 1, 32, NULL, 1024, 1, 0, 10, NULL, 14, 
 0, 0, NOW(), 1, 0, 'vcl', 1045);

 INSERT INTO `imagerevision` (`imageid`, `revision`, `userid`, `datecreated`, 
 `deleted`, `production`,
 `comments`, `imagename`) VALUES (150, 0, 8, NOW(), 0, 1, NULL, 
 'vmwarerhels4-base150-v0');

 INSERT INTO `resource` (`resourcetypeid`, `subid`) VALUES (13, 150);

 Mike

 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:19 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat

 Mike,

 Thank you for explanation.
 How did you add kickstart image to vcl.image table?
 I've tried adding image by inserting record directly into vcl.image and 
 vcl.imagemeta tables, but this didn't work.
 vcld --setup only allows partimage type for bare-metal.

 Thank you.

 On Feb 29, 2012, at 15:41 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:

 Dmitri,

 Yes, VCL supports kickstart installs with xCAT. The column in the image 
 table that corresponds to the install type is OSid.

 Example:

 mysql select prettyname, OSid from image where id=235;
 +---+--+
 | prettyname                            | OSid |
 +---+--+
 | RedHat Enterprise Linux server 5 (KS) |   19 |
 +---+--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)

 mysql select * from OS where id=19;
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | id | name  | prettyname                 | type  | installtype | 
 sourcepath | moduleid |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | 19 | rhel5 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 | linux | kickstart   | rhas5     
  |        5 |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)

 mysql select * from module where id=5;
 ++--+-+-++
 | id | name     | prettyname      | description | perlpackage            |
 ++--+-+-++
 |  5 | os_linux | Linux OS Module |             | VCL::Module::OS::Linux |
 ++--+-+-++
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)

 So in this case OS id 19 specifies a RHEL5 kickstart install, the 
 sourcepath where the RHEL5 installation files are under /install/rhas5. The 
 OS entry links to the module table, id 5 which tells it the perl module to 
 use.

 You need to have the appropriate entries in your OS and module tables 
 specific to your ESXi image.

 Mike

 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:17 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat

 Hi again,

 Looks like vcl.os and vcl.osinstalltype tables have 'kickstart' installtype 
 for an image.
 But I cannot find a way to set image_os_install_type to 'kickstart', it's 
 'partimage' by default for bare-metal.

 And there seems to be no column in vcl.image table which corresponds to 
 image_os_install_type.

 Help! Does VCL support kickstart image install with xCAT module?

 Thank you.

 On Feb 29, 2012, at 11:14 , Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:


 Hi

 Is there a way to use kickstart script install with VCL/xCAT?
 xCAT2.pm code mentions use of templates, but I cannot find

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-03-01 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
 29, 2012 4:19 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 Mike,
 
 Thank you for explanation.
 How did you add kickstart image to vcl.image table?
 I've tried adding image by inserting record directly into vcl.image and 
 vcl.imagemeta tables, but this didn't work.
 vcld --setup only allows partimage type for bare-metal.
 
 Thank you.
 
 On Feb 29, 2012, at 15:41 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Yes, VCL supports kickstart installs with xCAT. The column in the image 
 table that corresponds to the install type is OSid.
 
 Example:
 
 mysql select prettyname, OSid from image where id=235;
 +---+--+
 | prettyname| OSid |
 +---+--+
 | RedHat Enterprise Linux server 5 (KS) |   19 |
 +---+--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from OS where id=19;
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | id | name  | prettyname | type  | installtype | 
 sourcepath | moduleid |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | 19 | rhel5 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 | linux | kickstart   | rhas5
   |5 |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from module where id=5;
 ++--+-+-++
 | id | name | prettyname  | description | perlpackage|
 ++--+-+-++
 |  5 | os_linux | Linux OS Module | | VCL::Module::OS::Linux |
 ++--+-+-++
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 So in this case OS id 19 specifies a RHEL5 kickstart install, the 
 sourcepath where the RHEL5 installation files are under /install/rhas5. 
 The OS entry links to the module table, id 5 which tells it the perl 
 module to use.
 
 You need to have the appropriate entries in your OS and module tables 
 specific to your ESXi image.
 
 Mike
 
 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:17 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi again,
 
 Looks like vcl.os and vcl.osinstalltype tables have 'kickstart' 
 installtype for an image.
 But I cannot find a way to set image_os_install_type to 'kickstart', it's 
 'partimage' by default for bare-metal.
 
 And there seems to be no column in vcl.image table which corresponds to 
 image_os_install_type.
 
 Help! Does VCL support kickstart image install with xCAT module?
 
 Thank you.
 
 On Feb 29, 2012, at 11:14 , Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 
 
 Hi
 
 Is there a way to use kickstart script install with VCL/xCAT?
 xCAT2.pm code mentions use of templates, but I cannot find a way how to 
 make use of them.
 
 I have working ESXi 4.1 template, and able to install ESXi 4.1 using xCAT 
 (nodeset node install works OK).
 How would I add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL which is bases on kickstart, not on 
 partimage?
 
 Thank you for help.
 
 
 On Feb 22, 2012, at 14:12 , Josh Thompson wrote:
 
 
 Hash: SHA1
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Did you follow the guide for adding partimage support to xCAT?
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Adding+support+for+partimage+and+partimage-
 ng+to+xCAT+2.x+%28unofficial%29
 
 You said you installed the partimage rpm.  partimage is not something 
 that
 needs to be installed on the management node.  It is part of the 
 stateless
 images mentioned on the above page.
 
 Josh
 
 On Tuesday 21 February 2012 4:47:06 PM Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 Hi All.
 
 I'm trying to capture a base image using xCAT module - the server is
 bare-metal CentOS5.7. The process starts OK, able to communicate with 
 the
 node and then fails when trying to create .tmpl file.
 
 xCAT is installed and configured on the management node.
 partimage rpm is installed as well.
 
 Do you know what could be the issue?
 
 Thank you for your help.
 
 ...
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(827)|nodetype
 modified, node bc1-7, image name centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 
 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1065)|attempting 
 to
 create tmpl file for image: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2084)|manage
 ment node identifier argument was not specified
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|
 xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2115)|attempting to determine template 
 path
 for image:
 |12755|275:261|image| image name: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
 |12755|275:261|image| OS install

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-29 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
 filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to create .tmpl
 |file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xcatcento
 |s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning module
 |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
 
 -A
 
 On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed
 it
 
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as
 well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please
 share...
 At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
 understand
 the process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage
 nodes.
 Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
 nodes, or
 just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with
 which
 MAC gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
 end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 
 install
 
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 
 partimag
 
 e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
 partimage
 - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
 environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers
 tool,
 make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows
 bare-metal,
 you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 
 drivers
 
 so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management
 +
 
 N
 
 ode+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 
 wrote:
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the
 path for
 
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you
 configure
 
 the
 
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to
 the
 location where you will store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so,
 basically
 xCat needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm
 node(s)
 before it can be used with VCL, and I should be able to
 successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different
 images.
 Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers
 - blade
 with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files

RE: VCL and xCat

2012-02-29 Thread Waldron, Michael H
Dmitri,

Yes, VCL supports kickstart installs with xCAT. The column in the image table 
that corresponds to the install type is OSid.

Example:

mysql select prettyname, OSid from image where id=235;
+---+--+
| prettyname| OSid |
+---+--+
| RedHat Enterprise Linux server 5 (KS) |   19 | 
+---+--+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql select * from OS where id=19;
++---++---+-++--+
| id | name  | prettyname | type  | installtype | sourcepath | 
moduleid |
++---++---+-++--+
| 19 | rhel5 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 | linux | kickstart   | rhas5  |  
  5 | 
++---++---+-++--+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql select * from module where id=5;
++--+-+-++
| id | name | prettyname  | description | perlpackage|
++--+-+-++
|  5 | os_linux | Linux OS Module | | VCL::Module::OS::Linux | 
++--+-+-++
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

So in this case OS id 19 specifies a RHEL5 kickstart install, the sourcepath 
where the RHEL5 installation files are under /install/rhas5. The OS entry links 
to the module table, id 5 which tells it the perl module to use. 

You need to have the appropriate entries in your OS and module tables specific 
to your ESXi image.

Mike

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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:17 PM
To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: VCL and xCat

Hi again,

Looks like vcl.os and vcl.osinstalltype tables have 'kickstart' installtype for 
an image. 
But I cannot find a way to set image_os_install_type to 'kickstart', it's 
'partimage' by default for bare-metal. 

And there seems to be no column in vcl.image table which corresponds to 
image_os_install_type.

Help! Does VCL support kickstart image install with xCAT module?

Thank you.

On Feb 29, 2012, at 11:14 , Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:

 
 Hi
 
 Is there a way to use kickstart script install with VCL/xCAT? 
 xCAT2.pm code mentions use of templates, but I cannot find a way how to make 
 use of them. 
 
 I have working ESXi 4.1 template, and able to install ESXi 4.1 using xCAT 
 (nodeset node install works OK). 
 How would I add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL which is bases on kickstart, not on 
 partimage? 
 
 Thank you for help.
 
 
 On Feb 22, 2012, at 14:12 , Josh Thompson wrote:
 
 
 Hash: SHA1
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Did you follow the guide for adding partimage support to xCAT?
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Adding+support+for+partimage+and+partimage-
 ng+to+xCAT+2.x+%28unofficial%29
 
 You said you installed the partimage rpm.  partimage is not something that 
 needs to be installed on the management node.  It is part of the stateless 
 images mentioned on the above page.
 
 Josh
 
 On Tuesday 21 February 2012 4:47:06 PM Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 Hi All.
 
 I'm trying to capture a base image using xCAT module - the server is
 bare-metal CentOS5.7. The process starts OK, able to communicate with the
 node and then fails when trying to create .tmpl file.
 
 xCAT is installed and configured on the management node.
 partimage rpm is installed as well.
 
 Do you know what could be the issue?
 
 Thank you for your help.
 
 ...
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(827)|nodetype
 modified, node bc1-7, image name centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1065)|attempting to
 create tmpl file for image: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2084)|manage
 ment node identifier argument was not specified
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|
 xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2115)|attempting to determine template 
 path 
 for image:
 |12755|275:261|image| image name: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
 |12755|275:261|image| OS install type: partimage
 |12755|275:261|image| OS source path: image
 |12755|275:261|image| xCAT 2.x OS source path: image
 
 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2123)|return
 ing: /opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2084)|manage
 ment node identifier argument was not specified
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|
 xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2115)|attempting to determine

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-29 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
Mike,

Thank you for explanation. 
How did you add kickstart image to vcl.image table?
I've tried adding image by inserting record directly into vcl.image and 
vcl.imagemeta tables, but this didn't work.
vcld --setup only allows partimage type for bare-metal. 

Thank you.

On Feb 29, 2012, at 15:41 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:

 Dmitri,
 
 Yes, VCL supports kickstart installs with xCAT. The column in the image table 
 that corresponds to the install type is OSid.
 
 Example:
 
 mysql select prettyname, OSid from image where id=235;
 +---+--+
 | prettyname| OSid |
 +---+--+
 | RedHat Enterprise Linux server 5 (KS) |   19 | 
 +---+--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from OS where id=19;
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | id | name  | prettyname | type  | installtype | sourcepath 
 | moduleid |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | 19 | rhel5 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 | linux | kickstart   | rhas5  
 |5 | 
 ++---++---+-++--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from module where id=5;
 ++--+-+-++
 | id | name | prettyname  | description | perlpackage|
 ++--+-+-++
 |  5 | os_linux | Linux OS Module | | VCL::Module::OS::Linux | 
 ++--+-+-++
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 So in this case OS id 19 specifies a RHEL5 kickstart install, the sourcepath 
 where the RHEL5 installation files are under /install/rhas5. The OS entry 
 links to the module table, id 5 which tells it the perl module to use. 
 
 You need to have the appropriate entries in your OS and module tables 
 specific to your ESXi image.
 
 Mike
 
 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu] 
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:17 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi again,
 
 Looks like vcl.os and vcl.osinstalltype tables have 'kickstart' installtype 
 for an image. 
 But I cannot find a way to set image_os_install_type to 'kickstart', it's 
 'partimage' by default for bare-metal. 
 
 And there seems to be no column in vcl.image table which corresponds to 
 image_os_install_type.
 
 Help! Does VCL support kickstart image install with xCAT module?
 
 Thank you.
 
 On Feb 29, 2012, at 11:14 , Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 
 
 Hi
 
 Is there a way to use kickstart script install with VCL/xCAT? 
 xCAT2.pm code mentions use of templates, but I cannot find a way how to make 
 use of them. 
 
 I have working ESXi 4.1 template, and able to install ESXi 4.1 using xCAT 
 (nodeset node install works OK). 
 How would I add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL which is bases on kickstart, not on 
 partimage? 
 
 Thank you for help.
 
 
 On Feb 22, 2012, at 14:12 , Josh Thompson wrote:
 
 
 Hash: SHA1
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Did you follow the guide for adding partimage support to xCAT?
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Adding+support+for+partimage+and+partimage-
 ng+to+xCAT+2.x+%28unofficial%29
 
 You said you installed the partimage rpm.  partimage is not something that 
 needs to be installed on the management node.  It is part of the stateless 
 images mentioned on the above page.
 
 Josh
 
 On Tuesday 21 February 2012 4:47:06 PM Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 Hi All.
 
 I'm trying to capture a base image using xCAT module - the server is
 bare-metal CentOS5.7. The process starts OK, able to communicate with the
 node and then fails when trying to create .tmpl file.
 
 xCAT is installed and configured on the management node.
 partimage rpm is installed as well.
 
 Do you know what could be the issue?
 
 Thank you for your help.
 
 ...
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(827)|nodetype
 modified, node bc1-7, image name centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1065)|attempting to
 create tmpl file for image: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2084)|manage
 ment node identifier argument was not specified
 2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|
 xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2115)|attempting to determine template 
 path 
 for image:
 |12755|275:261|image| image name: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
 |12755|275:261|image| OS install type: partimage
 |12755|275:261|image| OS source path: image
 |12755|275:261|image| xCAT 2

RE: VCL and xCat

2012-02-29 Thread Waldron, Michael H
Dmitri,

I have a script that I run to manually insert an image into the database. It 
places an entry in the image, imgagerevision, and resource tables. Here is a 
sample below. Of course you would substitute the proper values for your 
situation.

INSERT INTO `image` (id, `name`, `prettyname`, `ownerid`, `deptid`, 
`platformid`, 
`OSid`, `imagemetaid`, `minram`, `minprocnumber`, `minprocspeed`, `minnetwork`,
`maxconcurrent`, `reloadtime`, `deleted`, `test`, `lastupdate`, `forcheckout`, 
`maxinitialtime`,
`project`, `size`) VALUES (150, 'vmwarerhels4-base150-v0', 'Base No Apps, RHEL4 
32-bit w/AFS (vmware)', 8, 1, 1, 32, NULL, 1024, 1, 0, 10, NULL, 14, 0, 0, 
NOW(), 1, 0, 'vcl', 1045);

INSERT INTO `imagerevision` (`imageid`, `revision`, `userid`, `datecreated`, 
`deleted`, `production`,
`comments`, `imagename`) VALUES (150, 0, 8, NOW(), 0, 1, NULL, 
'vmwarerhels4-base150-v0');

INSERT INTO `resource` (`resourcetypeid`, `subid`) VALUES (13, 150);

Mike

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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:19 PM
To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: VCL and xCat

Mike,

Thank you for explanation. 
How did you add kickstart image to vcl.image table?
I've tried adding image by inserting record directly into vcl.image and 
vcl.imagemeta tables, but this didn't work.
vcld --setup only allows partimage type for bare-metal. 

Thank you.

On Feb 29, 2012, at 15:41 , Waldron, Michael H wrote:

 Dmitri,
 
 Yes, VCL supports kickstart installs with xCAT. The column in the image table 
 that corresponds to the install type is OSid.
 
 Example:
 
 mysql select prettyname, OSid from image where id=235;
 +---+--+
 | prettyname| OSid |
 +---+--+
 | RedHat Enterprise Linux server 5 (KS) |   19 | 
 +---+--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from OS where id=19;
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | id | name  | prettyname | type  | installtype | sourcepath 
 | moduleid |
 ++---++---+-++--+
 | 19 | rhel5 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 | linux | kickstart   | rhas5  
 |5 | 
 ++---++---+-++--+
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 mysql select * from module where id=5;
 ++--+-+-++
 | id | name | prettyname  | description | perlpackage|
 ++--+-+-++
 |  5 | os_linux | Linux OS Module | | VCL::Module::OS::Linux | 
 ++--+-+-++
 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
 
 So in this case OS id 19 specifies a RHEL5 kickstart install, the sourcepath 
 where the RHEL5 installation files are under /install/rhas5. The OS entry 
 links to the module table, id 5 which tells it the perl module to use. 
 
 You need to have the appropriate entries in your OS and module tables 
 specific to your ESXi image.
 
 Mike
 
 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: Dmitri Chebotarov [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu] 
 Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:17 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi again,
 
 Looks like vcl.os and vcl.osinstalltype tables have 'kickstart' installtype 
 for an image. 
 But I cannot find a way to set image_os_install_type to 'kickstart', it's 
 'partimage' by default for bare-metal. 
 
 And there seems to be no column in vcl.image table which corresponds to 
 image_os_install_type.
 
 Help! Does VCL support kickstart image install with xCAT module?
 
 Thank you.
 
 On Feb 29, 2012, at 11:14 , Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
 
 
 Hi
 
 Is there a way to use kickstart script install with VCL/xCAT? 
 xCAT2.pm code mentions use of templates, but I cannot find a way how to make 
 use of them. 
 
 I have working ESXi 4.1 template, and able to install ESXi 4.1 using xCAT 
 (nodeset node install works OK). 
 How would I add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL which is bases on kickstart, not on 
 partimage? 
 
 Thank you for help.
 
 
 On Feb 22, 2012, at 14:12 , Josh Thompson wrote:
 
 
 Hash: SHA1
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Did you follow the guide for adding partimage support to xCAT?
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Adding+support+for+partimage+and+partimage-
 ng+to+xCAT+2.x+%28unofficial%29
 
 You said you installed the partimage rpm.  partimage is not something that 
 needs to be installed

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-28 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_base_template_filename(2170)|f
 |ailed to find suitable base image template file in
 |/opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image 12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm,
 |_get_base_template_filename (line: 2170) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1075) 12755|275:261|image| (-2)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base
 |template filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to create .tmpl
 |file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xcatcento
 |s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning module
 |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
 
 -A
 
 On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed
 it
 
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as
 well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please
 share...
 At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
 understand
 the process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage
 nodes.
 Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
 nodes, or
 just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with
 which
 MAC gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
 end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 
 install
 
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 
 partimag
 
 e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
 partimage
 - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
 environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers
 tool,
 make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows
 bare-metal,
 you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 
 drivers
 
 so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management
 +
 
 N
 
 ode+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 
 wrote:
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the
 path for
 
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you
 configure
 
 the
 
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to
 the
 location where you will store

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-28 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
 (line: 1075) 12755|275:261|image| (-2)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base
 |template filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to create .tmpl
 |file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xcatcento
 |s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning module
 |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
 
 -A
 
 On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed
 it
 
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as
 well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please
 share...
 At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
 understand
 the process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage
 nodes.
 Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
 nodes, or
 just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with
 which
 MAC gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
 end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 
 install
 
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 
 partimag
 
 e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
 partimage
 - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
 environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers
 tool,
 make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows
 bare-metal,
 you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 
 drivers
 
 so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management
 +
 
 N
 
 ode+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 
 wrote:
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the
 path for
 
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you
 configure
 
 the
 
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to
 the
 location where you will store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-28 Thread Josh Thompson
:261|image|  CRITICAL 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_base_template_filename(
  |2170)|f ailed to find suitable base image template file in
  |/opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
  |xCAT2.pm,
  |_get_base_template_filename (line: 2170) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
  |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1075) 12755|275:261|image| (-2)
  |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base
  |template filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| (
  |0)
  |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
  |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to
  |create .tmpl file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
  |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xc
  |atcento s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning
  |module
  |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
  Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
  
  -A
  
  On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu 
wrote:
  Hi Dmitri,
  
  We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will
  work.
  May be Aaron and his group could say more.
  
  Thank you,
  Amit
  
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
  
  
  Thank you.
  
  What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x,
  is it
  safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
  Hi Dmitri,
  
  SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly
  followed
  it
  
  and then slowly things started to make more sense once it
  worked.
  
  Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
  
  Thank you,
  Amit
  
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
  
  
  Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment
  as
  well...
  
  I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one
  -
  http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
  BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please
  share...
  At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
  understand
  the process.
  
  Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to
  manage
  nodes.
  Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
  nodes, or
  just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful
  with
  which
  MAC gets what?
  
  Thanks again for your help...
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
  Dmitri,
  
  Just to add to Amit, comments.
  
  We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
  end-user
  desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when
  needed to
  
  install
  
  a chassis full of blades with esxi.
  
  As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
  https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimag
  e-and-
  
  partimag
  
  e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support
  for
  partimage
  - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
  environments/desktops for windows and linux.
  
  When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage
  computers
  tool,
  make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows
  bare-metal,
  you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass
  storage
  
  drivers
  
  so it can be reloaded successfully.
  
  For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
  https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Mana
  gement
  +
  
  N
  
  ode+Installation
  
  Hope this info helps,
  Aaron
  
  
  On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
  
  dcheb...@gmu.edu
  
  wrote:
  Amit,
  
  Thanks a lot.
  
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
  Hi Dmitri,
  
  You general idea

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-28 Thread Josh Thompson
)|database
  handle
  stored in $ENV{dbh} 2012-02-21
  16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:retrieve_user_data(135
  2)|atte mpting to retrieve and store data for user: user.id = '1'
  2012-02-21
  16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2710)|database
  requested (vcl) does not match handle stored in $ENV{dbh}
  (information_schema:10.3.1.214) 2012-02-21
  16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2761)|database
  handle
  stored in $ENV{dbh} 2012-02-21
  16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:retrieve_user_data(141
  5)|data has been retrieved for user: admin (id: 1) 2012-02-21
  16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:mail(1268)|SUCCESS -- Sending
  mail To: dcheb...@gmu.edu, PROBLEM --
  275:261|image|xCAT2.pm|bc1-7|centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0|admin
  
  |12755|275:261|image|  CRITICAL 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_base_template_filename(
  |2170)|f ailed to find suitable base image template file in
  |/opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
  |xCAT2.pm,
  |_get_base_template_filename (line: 2170) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
  |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1075) 12755|275:261|image| (-2)
  |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base
  |template filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| (
  |0)
  |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
  |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to
  |create .tmpl file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
  |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xc
  |atcento s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning
  |module
  |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
  Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
  
  -A
  
  On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu 
wrote:
  Hi Dmitri,
  
  We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will
  work.
  May be Aaron and his group could say more.
  
  Thank you,
  Amit
  
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
  
  
  Thank you.
  
  What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x,
  is it
  safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
  Hi Dmitri,
  
  SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly
  followed
  it
  
  and then slowly things started to make more sense once it
  worked.
  
  Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
  
  Thank you,
  Amit
  
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
  
  
  Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment
  as
  well...
  
  I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one
  -
  http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
  BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please
  share...
  At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
  understand
  the process.
  
  Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to
  manage
  nodes.
  Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
  nodes, or
  just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful
  with
  which
  MAC gets what?
  
  Thanks again for your help...
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
  Dmitri,
  
  Just to add to Amit, comments.
  
  We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
  end-user
  desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when
  needed to
  
  install
  
  a chassis full of blades with esxi.
  
  As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
  https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimag
  e-and-
  
  partimag
  
  e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-28 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
| image name: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
 |12755|275:261|image| OS install type: partimage
 |12755|275:261|image| OS source path: image
 |12755|275:261|image| xCAT 2.x OS source path: image
 
 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2123)
 |return ing: /opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:get_computer_private_i
 p_addre ss(1557)|returning private IP address previously retrieved:
 10.3.1.27 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:is_inblockrequest(6164)|zero
 rows
 were returned from database select 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:get_image_affiliation_
 name(20 35)|image owner id: 1 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2710)|database
 requested (information_schema) does not match handle stored in
 $ENV{dbh} (vcl:10.3.1.214) 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2761)|database
 handle
 stored in $ENV{dbh} 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:retrieve_user_data(135
 2)|atte mpting to retrieve and store data for user: user.id = '1'
 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2710)|database
 requested (vcl) does not match handle stored in $ENV{dbh}
 (information_schema:10.3.1.214) 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2761)|database
 handle
 stored in $ENV{dbh} 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:retrieve_user_data(141
 5)|data has been retrieved for user: admin (id: 1) 2012-02-21
 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:mail(1268)|SUCCESS -- Sending
 mail To: dcheb...@gmu.edu, PROBLEM --
 275:261|image|xCAT2.pm|bc1-7|centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0|admin
 
 |12755|275:261|image|  CRITICAL 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_base_template_filename(
 |2170)|f ailed to find suitable base image template file in
 |/opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm,
 |_get_base_template_filename (line: 2170) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1075) 12755|275:261|image| (-2)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base
 |template filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| (
 |0)
 |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to
 |create .tmpl file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
 |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xc
 |atcento s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning
 |module
 |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
 
 -A
 
 On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu 
 wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will
 work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x,
 is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly
 followed
 it
 
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it
 worked.
 
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment
 as
 well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one
 -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-28 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
Aaron

You mentioned using xCAT to provision end-use desktops at ncsu. 
How do you handle xCAT r* commands? Did you have to add a remote management 
card to each desktop to support rpower, etc? 

Thanks.

On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:

 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to install
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-partimage-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html
 We added in VCL support for partimage  - which is used to capture the
 disk images of end-user environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool, make
 sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal, you'll
 also need to include sysprep and related mass storage drivers so it
 can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+Node+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu wrote:
 
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for xCAT(bare 
 metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the Site table in 
 xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the location where you will 
 store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can
 be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully provision xCat
 nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is working then I can
 add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound
 right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node
 information?
 
 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade
 servers or/and PCs?
 
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi,
 
 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.
 
 This has worked well for us so far.
 
 :Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
 -
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-22 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base
  |template filename could not be determined 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
  |xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
  |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to create .tmpl
  |file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
  |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
  |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
  |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
  |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xcatcento
  |s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning module
  |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
  |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
  
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
   Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
   
   -A
   
   On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu 
   (mailto:ahku...@odu.edu) wrote:
Hi Dmitri,

We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
May be Aaron and his group could say more.

Thank you,
Amit

 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org 
 (mailto:vcl-user@incubator.apache.org)
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
  Hi Dmitri,
  
  SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed
  it
 
 
 
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 
  Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
  
  Thank you,
  Amit
  
   -Original Message-
   From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
   Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
   To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org 
   (mailto:vcl-user@incubator.apache.org); aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu 
   (mailto:aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu)
   Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
   
   
   Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as
   well...
   
   I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
   http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
   BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org (http://xcat.org) 
   site, please
   share...
   At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
   understand
   the process.
   
   Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage
   nodes.
   Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
   nodes, or
   just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with
   which
   MAC gets what?
   
   Thanks again for your help...
   
   On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
Dmitri,

Just to add to Amit, comments.

We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
end-user
desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
   
   
   
   install
   
a chassis full of blades with esxi.

As your installing xCAT You'll want to review
https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
   
   
   
   partimag
   
e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
partimage
- which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
environments/desktops for windows and linux.

When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers
tool,
make sure to choose xCAT 2.x . If your doing windows
bare-metal,
you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
   
  
 
 
 
 drivers
 
so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management
 +
 
   N
   
ode+Installation

Hope this info helps,
Aaron


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 
 dcheb...@gmu.edu (mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu)
 
   wrote:
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-22 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
: 1077) 12755|275:261|image| (-1)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to create .tmpl
 |file for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0 12755|275:261|image| ( 0)
 |xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
 |12755|275:261|image|  WARNING 
 |12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21
 |16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xcatcento
 |s5v474-v0 image failed to be captured by provisioning module
 |12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
 |12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
 
 -A
 
 On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed
 it
 
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as
 well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please
 share...
 At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to
 understand
 the process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage
 nodes.
 Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat
 nodes, or
 just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with
 which
 MAC gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning
 end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 
 install
 
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 
 partimag
 
 e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
 partimage
 - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
 environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers
 tool,
 make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows
 bare-metal,
 you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 
 drivers
 
 so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management
 +
 
 N
 
 ode+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 
 wrote:
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the
 path for
 
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you
 configure
 
 the
 
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to
 the
 location where you will store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so,
 basically
 xCat needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm
 node(s)
 before it can be used with VCL, and I should be able to
 successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different
 images.
 Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers
 - blade
 with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat
 nodes - is
 
 it
 
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-21 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov
) image.pm, process (line: 166)
|12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
|12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)



On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:

 Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
 
 -A
 
 On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed it
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share...
 At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand
 the process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes.
 Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or
 just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which
 MAC gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 install
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 partimag
 e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
 partimage
 - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
 environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool,
 make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal,
 you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 drivers
 so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+
 N
 ode+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 wrote:
 
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you configure
 the
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the
 location where you will store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically
 xCat needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s)
 before it can be used with VCL, and I should be able to
 successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different images.
 Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade
 with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is
 it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management
 node information?
 
 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM
 blade servers or/and PCs?
 
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi,
 
 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT
 and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using
 VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.
 
 This has worked well for us so far.
 
 :Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Aaron Peeler
Dmitri,

Just to add to Amit, comments.

We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to install
a chassis full of blades with esxi.

As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-partimage-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html
We added in VCL support for partimage  - which is used to capture the
disk images of end-user environments/desktops for windows and linux.

When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool, make
sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal, you'll
also need to include sysprep and related mass storage drivers so it
can be reloaded successfully.

For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+Node+Installation

Hope this info helps,
Aaron


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu wrote:

 Amit,

 Thanks a lot.


 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi Dmitri,

 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.

 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for xCAT(bare 
 metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the Site table in 
 xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the location where you will 
 store your images.

 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.

 Best,
 Amit

 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat


 Amit,

 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can
 be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully provision xCat
 nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is working then I can
 add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound
 right?

 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node
 information?

 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade
 servers or/and PCs?


 Thanks.


 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi,

 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.

 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.

 This has worked well for us so far.

 :Amit


 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat

 Hi All

 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?

 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?


 Thank you.








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 dcheb...@gmu.edu
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Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov

Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...

I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one - 
http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide. 
BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share... At this 
point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand the process.

Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes. Are you 
using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or just keep 
everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which MAC gets what? 

Thanks again for your help...

On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:

 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to install
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-partimage-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html
 We added in VCL support for partimage  - which is used to capture the
 disk images of end-user environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool, make
 sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal, you'll
 also need to include sysprep and related mass storage drivers so it
 can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+Node+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu wrote:
 
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for xCAT(bare 
 metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the Site table in 
 xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the location where you will 
 store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can
 be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully provision xCat
 nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is working then I can
 add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound
 right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node
 information?
 
 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade
 servers or/and PCs?
 
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi,
 
 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.
 
 This has worked well for us so far.
 
 :Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
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Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Aaron Peeler
We use a single dhcp server/config on the private network for both the
blades and vm nodes.

In xCAT2 - there are globals set in the default /etc/dhcpd.conf and
xCAT makes heavy use of the /var/lib/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases files for
adding nodes, etc.  We typically have blades that are part of the xCAT
tables and vms that are not. We just add the vms to the /etc/hosts
file same as the blades and just script the adding of the vms to the
leases file.

You could definitely add the vms to the xCAT tables - just to make use
of the makedhcp cmd. But with hundreds of vm entries, that just
cluttered up our xCAT tables. So we just elected to add them directly
outside of the xCAT managed blades.

Aaron

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu wrote:

 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...

 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one - 
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share... At this 
 point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand the process.

 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes. Are you 
 using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or just keep 
 everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which MAC gets what?

 Thanks again for your help...

 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:

 Dmitri,

 Just to add to Amit, comments.

 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to install
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.

 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-partimage-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html
 We added in VCL support for partimage  - which is used to capture the
 disk images of end-user environments/desktops for windows and linux.

 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool, make
 sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal, you'll
 also need to include sysprep and related mass storage drivers so it
 can be reloaded successfully.

 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+Node+Installation

 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron


 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu wrote:

 Amit,

 Thanks a lot.


 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi Dmitri,

 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.

 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for xCAT(bare 
 metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the Site table 
 in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the location where you 
 will store your images.

 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.

 Best,
 Amit

 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat


 Amit,

 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can
 be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully provision xCat
 nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is working then I can
 add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound
 right?

 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node
 information?

 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade
 servers or/and PCs?


 Thanks.


 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi,

 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.

 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.

 This has worked well for us so far.

 :Amit


 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat

 Hi All

 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?

 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?


 Thank you.








 Thank you.

 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
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RE: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Kumar, Amit H.
Hi Dmitri,

SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed it and then 
slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
Also xCAT forum was very helpful. 

Thank you,
Amit

 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share... At
 this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand the
 process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes. Are
 you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or just
 keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which MAC
 gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 
  Dmitri,
 
  Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
  We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
  desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 install
  a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
  As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
  https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 partimag
  e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for partimage
  - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
  environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
  When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool, make
  sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal, you'll
  also need to include sysprep and related mass storage drivers so it
  can be reloaded successfully.
 
  For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+N
  ode+Installation
 
  Hope this info helps,
  Aaron
 
 
  On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu
 wrote:
 
  Amit,
 
  Thanks a lot.
 
 
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi Dmitri,
 
  You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
  Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the
 location where you will store your images.
 
  We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
  Best,
  Amit
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
  Amit,
 
  I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
  needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it
  can be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully
  provision xCat nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is
  working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x
  engine. Does it sound right?
 
  How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is
 it
  'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management
  node information?
 
  What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM
  blade servers or/and PCs?
 
 
  Thanks.
 
 
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi,
 
  We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and
  VCL
  together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
  I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL
  to
  manage your images and guest OS.
 
  This has worked well for us so far.
 
  :Amit
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: VCL and xCat
 
  Hi All
 
  Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
  I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
  Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
  Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
  management
  node?
  Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Thank you.
 
  -
  Dmitri Chebotarov
  dcheb...@gmu.edu
  703-993-6175
  -
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Thank you.
 
  -
  Dmitri Chebotarov
  dcheb...@gmu.edu
  703-993-6175
  -
 
 
 
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Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov

Thank you. 

What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it safe to use 
latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.

On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi Dmitri,
 
 SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed it and then 
 slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
 Also xCAT forum was very helpful. 
 
 Thank you,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...
 
 I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
 http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
 BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share... At
 this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand the
 process.
 
 Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes. Are
 you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or just
 keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which MAC
 gets what?
 
 Thanks again for your help...
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 
 Dmitri,
 
 Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
 We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
 desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
 install
 a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
 As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
 https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
 partimag
 e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for partimage
 - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
 environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
 When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool, make
 sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal, you'll
 also need to include sysprep and related mass storage drivers so it
 can be reloaded successfully.
 
 For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+N
 ode+Installation
 
 Hope this info helps,
 Aaron
 
 
 On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov dcheb...@gmu.edu
 wrote:
 
 Amit,
 
 Thanks a lot.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for
 xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the
 Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the
 location where you will store your images.
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it
 can be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully
 provision xCat nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is
 working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x
 engine. Does it sound right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is
 it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management
 node information?
 
 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM
 blade servers or/and PCs?
 
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi,
 
 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and
 VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL
 to
 manage your images and guest OS.
 
 This has worked well for us so far.
 
 :Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
 -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
 -
 
 
 
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RE: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Kumar, Amit H.
Hi Dmitri,

We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work. 
May be Aaron and his group could say more.

Thank you,
Amit


 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
 
 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi Dmitri,
 
  SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed it
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
  Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
  Thank you,
  Amit
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
  Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...
 
  I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
  http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
  BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share...
  At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand
  the process.
 
  Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes.
  Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or
  just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which
  MAC gets what?
 
  Thanks again for your help...
 
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 
  Dmitri,
 
  Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
  We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
  desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
  install
  a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
  As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
  https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
  partimag
  e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
  partimage
  - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
  environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
  When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool,
  make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal,
  you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 drivers
  so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
  For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+
  N
  ode+Installation
 
  Hope this info helps,
  Aaron
 
 
  On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
  wrote:
 
  Amit,
 
  Thanks a lot.
 
 
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi Dmitri,
 
  You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
  Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for
  xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you configure
 the
  Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the
  location where you will store your images.
 
  We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
  Best,
  Amit
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
  Amit,
 
  I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically
  xCat needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s)
  before it can be used with VCL, and I should be able to
  successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different images.
  Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade
  with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?
 
  How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is
  it
  'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management
  node information?
 
  What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM
  blade servers or/and PCs?
 
 
  Thanks.
 
 
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi,
 
  We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT
  and VCL
  together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
  I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using
  VCL to
  manage your images and guest OS.
 
  This has worked well for us so far.
 
  :Amit
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: VCL and xCat
 
  Hi All
 
  Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
  I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
  Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
  Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
  management
  node?
  Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat
 clients?
 
 
  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Thank you.
 
  -
  Dmitri Chebotarov
  dcheb...@gmu.edu
  703-993-6175
  -
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Thank you

Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-10 Thread Aaron Peeler
Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.

-A

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. ahku...@odu.edu wrote:
 Hi Dmitri,

 We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
 May be Aaron and his group could say more.

 Thank you,
 Amit


 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat


 Thank you.

 What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
 safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.

 On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

  Hi Dmitri,
 
  SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed it
 and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
  Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
 
  Thank you,
  Amit
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
  Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...
 
  I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one -
  http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
  BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share...
  At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand
  the process.
 
  Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes.
  Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or
  just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which
  MAC gets what?
 
  Thanks again for your help...
 
  On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
 
  Dmitri,
 
  Just to add to Amit, comments.
 
  We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
  desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
  install
  a chassis full of blades with esxi.
 
  As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
  https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
  partimag
  e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
  partimage
  - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
  environments/desktops for windows and linux.
 
  When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool,
  make sure to choose xCAT 2.x .  If your doing windows bare-metal,
  you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
 drivers
  so it can be reloaded successfully.
 
  For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
 
 
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+
  N
  ode+Installation
 
  Hope this info helps,
  Aaron
 
 
  On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
  wrote:
 
  Amit,
 
  Thanks a lot.
 
 
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi Dmitri,
 
  You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
  Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for
  xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you configure
 the
  Site table in xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the
  location where you will store your images.
 
  We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
  Best,
  Amit
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
  Amit,
 
  I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically
  xCat needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s)
  before it can be used with VCL, and I should be able to
  successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different images.
  Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade
  with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?
 
  How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is
  it
  'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management
  node information?
 
  What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM
  blade servers or/and PCs?
 
 
  Thanks.
 
 
  On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi,
 
  We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT
  and VCL
  together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
  I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using
  VCL to
  manage your images and guest OS.
 
  This has worked well for us so far.
 
  :Amit
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: VCL and xCat
 
  Hi All
 
  Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
  I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
  Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
  Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
  management
  node?
  Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat
 clients?
 
 
  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Thank you

RE: VCL and xCat

2012-02-09 Thread Kumar, Amit H.
Hi,

We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL together, 
your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to manage 
your images and guest OS.

This has worked well for us so far. 

:Amit


 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 
 



Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-09 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov

Amit,

I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat needs to be 
installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can be used with VCL, and 
I should be able to successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different 
images. Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade with 
xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?

How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it 'Install 
Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node information?  

What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade servers 
or/and PCs?


Thanks.


On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi,
 
 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL 
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to manage 
 your images and guest OS.
 
 This has worked well for us so far. 
 
 :Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 
 
 




Thank you.

-
Dmitri Chebotarov
dcheb...@gmu.edu
703-993-6175
-




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RE: VCL and xCat

2012-02-09 Thread Kumar, Amit H.
Hi Dmitri,

You general idea is correct to my best understanding.

Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for xCAT(bare 
metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the Site table in 
xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the location where you will 
store your images. 

We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.

Best,
Amit

 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can
 be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully provision xCat
 nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is working then I can
 add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound
 right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node
 information?
 
 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade
 servers or/and PCs?
 
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
  Hi,
 
  We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
  I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.
 
  This has worked well for us so far.
 
  :Amit
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
  Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
  To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
  Subject: VCL and xCat
 
  Hi All
 
  Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
  I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
  Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
  Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
  node?
  Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
 -
 



Re: VCL and xCat

2012-02-09 Thread Dmitri Chebotarov

Amit,

Thanks a lot.


On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:

 Hi Dmitri,
 
 You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
 
 Install Path in the Edit management Node will be the path for xCAT(bare 
 metal) image repository. In addition when you configure the Site table in 
 xCAT you will set the installdir to point to the location where you will 
 store your images. 
 
 We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
 
 Best,
 Amit
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
 
 
 Amit,
 
 I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically xCat
 needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s) before it can
 be used with VCL, and I should be able to successfully provision xCat
 nodes/clients with different images. Once xCat is working then I can
 add bare-metal computers - blade with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound
 right?
 
 How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is it
 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes - Edit management node
 information?
 
 What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM blade
 servers or/and PCs?
 
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
 
 Hi,
 
 We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT and VCL
 together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
 
 I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using VCL to
 manage your images and guest OS.
 
 This has worked well for us so far.
 
 :Amit
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
 Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
 To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
 Subject: VCL and xCat
 
 Hi All
 
 Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
 
 I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
 Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
 Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
 management
 node?
 Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat clients?
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Thank you.
 
 -
 Dmitri Chebotarov
 dcheb...@gmu.edu
 703-993-6175
 -
 
 




Thank you.

-
Dmitri Chebotarov
dcheb...@gmu.edu
703-993-6175
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