It's been a while since I've worked with this older code, but I'll try to offer some answers. Did you see the diagram on the pre-install checklist located here:

1) Each blade has a MAC address of it's "public" interface. Let's say for a given blade, this MAC is 00:11:22:33:44:55 In the DHCP system this blade's public (eth0) interface needs to have it's MAC placed so that when the MAC 00:11:22:33:44:55 is requested, it gets the same IP address every time.

2) Whatever IP the MAC 00:11:22:33:44:55 corresponds to and hostname where the naming convention is Update the "hostname" and "IP Address" fields of that blade's computer table entry.

The way to do this automatically is to use VCL to manage an all virtualized infrastructure using the ESX provisioning capabilities currently located available through the VCL SVN. The all virtual environment requires the most minimal configuration and the least amount of complexity. To read about how that is done look at these directions:

I also have a virtual machine appliance (similar to the VCL 1.9) except this is designed for all-virtual environments and requires minimal configuration. It's in beta stages right now, so if anyone wants to pre-release copy, post back to the list, and let me know.


Brian Bouterse
Secure Open Systems Initiative

On Mar 27, 2009, at 7:42 AM, 杨杰 wrote:

I am now trying the operation of VCL. A problem comes about that the IP
Addresses in the "Computer Utility" List are all "".

I had got information from telling us to change the IPs to match the public IPs via DHCP service. But when i tried to login into the managed Blade via remote control, i was puzzled at the unknown root password. And even after a new reservation has been created and then logined
( via remote control), the command ifconfig is still invalid~

Will you please answer me two questions ?
1. how could i get the public ip of the managed blades and then match them
efficiently ?
2. is there any way to get the public IPs from blades to the Computer
Utility List automatically ?

PS: i am using VCL VM version 1.6 now got from .
Yang Jie(杨杰)

Team of MRMSS, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Department of Computer Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University

TEL: +8613468883723;029-82665263 EXT.24



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