We are now trying this operation( VM Provisioning). If there are any
achievements, we will let you know as quick. And please let me know if got
any information. It will be quite helpful to us.
Thank you so much !

2009/4/16 Brian Bouterse <bmbou...@ncsu.edu>

> NetApp has demonstrated at their Kilo-client lab in Raleigh, that ESX3i is
> PXE installable on a large scale (>500) blades.  I've asked them to send me
> any notes they can share with the community on how they made this work.
>
> Are you able to have VCL deploy VMs onto pre-installed ESX3i servers with
> the esx.pm module?
>
> Best,
> Brian
>
>
> Brian Bouterse
> Secure Open Systems Initiative
> 919.698.8796
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 16, 2009, at 10:00 AM, 杨杰 wrote:
>
>  God. It sounds like that i had spent mutiple days on a complex task.
>> We are also trying to drive esx3i to operate the VMs through VCL now. It
>> is
>> keeping pace with the provisioning of the esx3i.
>>
>> In addition, I have seen some information to install the esx3i
>> automatically
>> through pxe, but it has not been proved proper till now. I will have a try
>> later and tell you folks if any achievement.
>>
>> The link is as follows:
>> http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-6824
>> you can also see the links in that site.
>>
>> Thank you so much.
>>
>> 2009/4/16 Brian Bouterse <bmbou...@ncsu.edu>
>>
>>  No virtual center is not required in any way for ESX 3i.  When you say
>>> you're installing it for a month, do you mean you've downloaded the ESX3i
>>> .iso installer from vmware, burned it to a CD, and am installing it from
>>> the
>>> CD?  ESX 3i has to be installed manually today, VCL cannot "deploy" the
>>> ESX
>>> 3i hypervisor onto bare metal through any provisioning technique (xcat,
>>> esx,
>>> etc ...).
>>>
>>> xcat isn't well suited to managing ESX resources.  This is why the ESX
>>> provisioning module (esx.pm) was written to use the VMware API to drive
>>> VMware resources (ESX and ESX 3i).  Are you using the esx.pm module?
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Brian
>>>
>>>
>>> Brian Bouterse
>>> Secure Open Systems Initiative
>>> 919.698.8796
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Apr 15, 2009, at 10:51 PM, 杨杰 wrote:
>>>
>>> I have been trying to install a VMware ESXi Server to a bare metal
>>> machine
>>>
>>>> for a month, but things are not going on well.
>>>> I am using VCL1.6+xCAT1.3 now. How could i make it in the current
>>>> environment ? In addition, i got from the vmware bbs that the virtual
>>>> center
>>>> is demanded to install the esxi automatically. Should i install the
>>>> virtual
>>>> center ?
>>>>
>>>> I got some information from the mail some days ago that the function of
>>>> install esxi is not supported by xcat1.3 completely, and there would be
>>>> a
>>>> version of vcl which could support xcat2.1 recently. Is it right ? And
>>>> when
>>>> or where could i get it ?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you !
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> MSN: xtyangjie2...@yahoo.com.cn
>>>>
>>>> E-mail: xtyang...@gmail.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> 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
>>
>> MSN: xtyangjie2...@yahoo.com.cn
>>
>> E-mail: xtyang...@gmail.com
>>
>
>


-- 
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

MSN: xtyangjie2...@yahoo.com.cn

E-mail: xtyang...@gmail.com

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