Author: fapeeler Date: Wed Oct 7 16:37:10 2009 New Revision: 822796 URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=822796&view=rev Log: Improved the wording around the conditional dependences.
Modified: incubator/vcl/trunk/README Modified: incubator/vcl/trunk/README URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/vcl/trunk/README?rev=822796&r1=822795&r2=822796&view=diff ============================================================================== --- incubator/vcl/trunk/README (original) +++ incubator/vcl/trunk/README Wed Oct 7 16:37:10 2009 @@ -64,15 +64,31 @@ - HTTP-Headers Management Node Backend Conditional Dependencies: -- xCAT 1.3 - used for provisioning bare metal machines using the xCAT.pm module -- xCAT 2.1 - used for provisioning bare metal machines using the xCAT21.pm - module -- VMware toolkit - for provisioning virtual machines on ESX and ESXi using the - esx.pm module -- DHCP service installed and running for managinging IP's on the private network +Both bare-metal and virtual machine provisioning require a dhcp server +running on the management node listening on the private network. + +Physical/Bare-metal provisioning. +If you want to provision bare-metal or pysical computers such as +blades. You will need xCAT setup and working. This release supports +either xCAT 1.3 or xCAT 2.1. This is useful for very large setups, very +custom environments, HPC intergration, automating vmhost servers eith +ESX standard or VMWare Free Server. + +VMware Virtual machine provisioing. +If you want to provision virtual machines on ESX or ESXi, you will need +the VMware vsphere toolkit. This toolkit can be obtained from: +http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/viperltoolkit/ +This toolkit is a set of perl modules. +The toolkit is not required if using Vmware Free server 1.x. + +Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 +If provisioning Windows OS, you will need the following: - Sysprep - used for preparing Windows environments before an image is captured - NewSID - used for preparing Windows environments before an image is captured - SPDrvScn - used for scanning device drivers for Windows environments before an image is captured - WSName - used to change the computer name of a Windows environment during the load process +You will need to copy these files to the <vcl/tools/> directory per the +install instructions in the INSTALLATION file. +