Hi Brian,
Was this soft link supposed to exist beforehand? if not, should the wiki
state to do this step? I created a soft link like you suggested and it fixed
that "missing file" error I was seeing, but the vm still won't power on
after deployment.


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Brian Bouterse <bmbou...@ncsu.edu> wrote:

> I haven't gotten windows working with the esx.pm provisioning engine
> either, but here are a few things to consider.  Do you have a public/private
> key pair in your /etc/vcl/ directory?
>
> VCL Keys are configured in vcld.conf with lines that look like these:
>
> IDENTITY_blade_linux=/etc/vcl/bladelinuxkey_id_rsa
> IDENTITY_solaris_lab=/etc/vcl/solaris_lab.key
> IDENTITY_linux_lab=/etc/vcl/linux_lab.key
> IDENTITY_blade_win=/etc/vcl/winxp_blade.key
>
> Usually in my installations I create symbolic links in the /etc/vcl/
> directory for things like winxp_blade.key pointing to the /root/.ssh/id_rsa
>  If you did such a thing for winxp_blade.key, the public key corresponding
> to /root/.ssh/id_rsa needs to be placed in the windows vm in your cygwin
> area which provides windows with SSH.  If the private key is named id_rsa,
> usually the public key is in the same directory and named id_rsa.pub
>
> Best,
> Brian
>
>
> Brian Bouterse
> Secure Open Systems Initiative
> 919.698.8796
>
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 6, 2009, at 4:16 PM, Melba Lopez wrote:
>
>  When trying to reserve a newly created xp image, it is unable to power on.
>> Going through the logs, I notice a warning of /etc/vcl/winxp_blade.key
>> file
>> missing.  The instructions on the wiki do not specify this file anywhere
>> and
>> was curious if it should.  Is there something I missed in imaging this xp
>> image?
>>
>> Here is the log:
>>
>> Warning: Identity file /etc/vcl/winxp_blade.key not accessible: No such
>> file
>> or directory.
>> 2009-04-07 00:04:46|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:04:46
>> 2009-04-07 00:04:58|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:04:58
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:10|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:05:10
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:22|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:05:22
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:34|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:05:34
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:46|16674|166:33|new|vcld:REAPER(770)|setting $? to 0,
>> exit
>> status: 0
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:46|16674|166:33|new|vcld:REAPER(770)|setting $? to 0,
>> exit
>> status: 0
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:46|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(258)|adapter= buslogic
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:46|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:05:46
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:46|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(300)|wrote vmxarray to
>> /mnt/vcl/inuse/windowsxp-bl2/esx3-windowsxp-v0.vmx
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:49|16674|166:33|new|vcld:REAPER(770)|setting $? to 0,
>> exit
>> status: 0
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:49|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(321)|Registered:
>> |16674|166:33|new| Register of VM 'windowsxp-bl2' successfully completed
>> under host esxibl2.preloads.private
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:49|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(330)|Power on command:
>> /usr/lib/vmware-viperl/apps/vm/vmcontrol.pl --server
>> 'esxibl2.preloads.private' --vmname windowsxp-bl2 --operation poweron
>> --username vcl --password 'd834jfhd734jgfhf7'
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:58|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:05:58
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:59|16674|166:33|new|vcld:REAPER(770)|setting $? to 0,
>> exit
>> status: 0
>> 2009-04-07 00:05:59|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(333)|Powered on: VM
>> 'windowsxp-bl2' can't be powered on
>>
>> |16674|166:33|new| SOAP Fault:
>> |16674|166:33|new| -----------
>> |16674|166:33|new| Fault string: The attempted operation cannot be
>> performed
>> in the current state (Powered Off).
>> |16674|166:33|new| Fault detail: InvalidPowerState=HASH(0xb46f78c)
>> 2009-04-07 00:06:00|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:
>> load(349)|deviceinfo->summary:
>> VirtualPCNet32=HASH(0xd3e705c)->deviceinfo->summary
>> 2009-04-07 00:06:00|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(350)|virtualswitch0:
>> Management
>> 2009-04-07 00:06:00|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:
>> load(349)|deviceinfo->summary:
>> VirtualPCNet32=HASH(0xd388abc)->deviceinfo->summary
>> 2009-04-07 00:06:00|16674|166:33|new|esx.pm:load(350)|virtualswitch0:
>> Management
>> 2009-04-07 00:06:00|16674|166:33|new|vcld:REAPER(770)|setting $? to 0,
>> exit
>> status: 0
>> 2009-04-07 00:06:10|31614|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for
>> management node 1: 2009-04-07 00:06:10
>>
>> --
>> Melba Lopez
>> milo...@gmail.com
>>
>
>


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