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On Tuesday February 10, 2009, Brian Bouterse wrote:
> An aside question .... Why do we require VCL to be aware of when the
> users connect in the first place? What if I want to reserve a server
> instance, but never want to SSH into it. Currently, VCL would not
> allow that use case because of these additional checks.
All I can answer is the aside; so, I cut the rest out.
The reason for the user check is limited resources. We don't want users
making a reservation for 4 hours, using it for 30 minutes, and then leaving
it sitting there unused for 3.5 hours. You can disable the user checks for
the "server instance" case you brought up by going to Manage Images->Edit
Image Profiles->Edit (for the desired image)->Advanced Options and set "Check
for logged in user" to no. However, even in this case, the user still needs
to click the Connect button at least once for that reservation.
Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)
North Carolina State University
my GPG/PGP key can be found at pgp.mit.edu
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