after doing some more testing it appears that the hypervisor also wants the 
.vmxf file to be located in the "[VCL]/inuse/<vm computer name>" file in order 
to register the machine.  This file is not copied over in the vcl code.  Is 
there a work around?
 
Kelly
 
 
Kelly P. Robinson 
Software Systems Engineer, Lead
Advanced Campus Services
Information Systems and Technology
P.O. Box 3994
Atlanta, Ga 30302-3994
(404) 413-4757
krobinso...@gsu.edu 
 
 


>>> "Kelly Robinson" <isg...@langate.gsu.edu> 10/06/2009 11:49 AM >>>
Thanks Josh!  Your suggestions worked!

However, I have a new issue.  Once the reservation is scheduled, the request 
stays in pending.  I checked the vcld.log and it appears that the vm is not 
being registered on the hypervisor correctly.  Its giving a "virtual machine 
not found" message. When I look on the hypervisor that the vm is trying to run 
on, it has a vm registered named "Unknown(invalid)", not the one that's 
expected (vg1-1 in this case).   However, when I run the command to register 
the vm straight from the command line, it works.  Any ideas on what the issue 
could be?  An excerpt from the log is listed below.

(Note: the ip addresses and username/passwords have been "XXX" out.)
==========================================
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2009-10-06 11:36:55|6919|124:187|new|utils.pm:run_scp_command(6896)|attempt 
1/3: executing SCP command: /usr/bin/scp -B -i /etc/vcl/winxp_blade.key -P 22 
-p -r /tmp/vg1-1.vmx 
XXX.XX.XX.XXX:/install/vmware_images/inuse/vg1-1/vmwareinxp-base7-v1.vmx 2>&1
2009-10-06 11:36:55|6919|124:187|new|utils.pm:run_scp_command(6942)|scp 
successful: attempt 1/3, exit status: 0, output: none
2009-10-06 11:36:55|6919|124:187|new|esx.pm:load(336)|Register Command: 
/usr/lib/vmware-viperl/apps/vm/vmregister.pl --server 'VCLXXX.gsu.edu' 
--username vcl --password 'XXXXXXX' --vmxpath 
'[VCL]/inuse/vg1-1/vmwareinxp-base7-v1.vmx' --operation register --vmname vg1-1 
--pool Resources --hostname 'VCLXXX.gsu.edu' --datacenter 'ha-datacenter'
2009-10-06 11:36:57|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:36:57
2009-10-06 11:37:02|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:02
2009-10-06 11:37:07|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:07
2009-10-06 11:37:12|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:12
2009-10-06 11:37:17|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:17
2009-10-06 11:37:22|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:22
2009-10-06 11:37:27|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:27
2009-10-06 11:37:32|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:32
2009-10-06 11:37:37|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:37
2009-10-06 11:37:39|6919|124:187|new|esx.pm:load(339)|Registered: 
|6919|124:187|new| Register of VM 'vg1-1' successfully completed under host 
VCLXXX.gsu.edu
2009-10-06 11:37:39|6919|124:187|new|esx.pm:load(348)|Power on command: 
/usr/lib/vmware-viperl/apps/vm/vmcontrol.pl --server 'VCLXXX.gsu.edu' --vmname 
vg1-1 --operation poweron --username vcl --password 'XXXXXX'
2009-10-06 11:37:41|6919|124:187|new|esx.pm:load(351)|Powered on: Virtual 
Machine vg1-1 not found.
2009-10-06 11:37:43|32759|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 3: 2009-10-06 11:37:42
/usr/lib/sendmail: option requires an argument -- f
2009-10-06 11:37:43|6919|124:187|new|utils.pm:mail(1301)|SUCCESS -- Sending 
mail To: , PROBLEM -- esx.pm

|6919|124:187|new| ---- CRITICAL ---- 
|6919|124:187|new| 2009-10-06 11:37:43|6919|124:187|new|esx.pm:load(359)|Could 
not query for VM in VI PERL API
|6919|124:187|new| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 691)
|6919|124:187|new| (-1) esx.pm, load (line: 359)
|6919|124:187|new| (-2) new.pm, reload_image (line: 664)
|6919|124:187|new| (-3) new.pm, process (line: 266)
|6919|124:187|new| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 600)
|6919|124:187|new| (-5) vcld, main (line: 347)


|6919|124:187|new| ---- WARNING ---- 
|6919|124:187|new| 2009-10-06 
11:37:43|6919|124:187|new|new.pm:reload_image(669)|vmwareinxp-base7-v1 failed 
to load on vg1-1, returning
|6919|124:187|new| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 691)
|6919|124:187|new| (-1) new.pm, reload_image (line: 669)
|6919|124:187|new| (-2) new.pm, process (line: 266)
|6919|124:187|new| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 600)
|6919|124:187|new| (-4) vcld, main (line: 347)

2009-10-06 11:37:43|6919|124:187|new|utils.pm:insertloadlog(5324)|inserted 
computer=14, loadimagefailed, vmwareinxp-base7-v1 failed to load on vg1-1


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Kelly

>>> Josh Thompson <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu> 09/28/2009 4:06 PM >>>
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(Added vcl-dev since there is a similar thread on that list.)

Kelly,

It sounds like you have 2 problems.  The first has to do with something 
keeping the scheduling algorithm from selecting a computer to run the image 
on (this is the isAvailable function in utils.php).  The second is that when 
you are manually inserting entries into the request and reservation tables, 
you are inserting an imaging reservation.  An imaging reservation tells vcld 
to capture the image currently on the computer.  Effectively, you're telling 
vcld to capture an image, but telling it to use the same name as an existing 
image.

I'll try to enumerate what you should check (I'll leave out the specifics for 
the parts that have already been mentioned).

- -image is in an image group
- -image group is mapped to a computer group
- -computer group contains computers in the "available" state
- -you have an active management node (it is updating lastcheckin in the 
management node table)
- -management node is in a management node group
- -management node group maps to a computer group containing specified computer 
from above
- -schedule for computer is available during the selected time
- -platform for image matches platform of computer
- -privileges set up in Privileges section of site to allow you to access image 
and computer
- -specs of image (min RAM, min CPU speed, etc) are at or less than specs of 
computer
- -no other entries in the reservation table for the computer that overlap with 
the selected time period

Let us know if you are still having trouble after checking the above list.

Josh Thompson
VCL Developer

On Monday September 28, 2009, Kelly Robinson wrote:
> ..or maybe a better question would be:
>
> After an image is created, how do you get make it available for requesting?
>  I followed these directions to create a base Windows XP image and created
> the entry in the vcl database. 
> http://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/creating-a-windows-xp-base-image-on-vmware.html 
>
> As stated previously, the vcld.log gives the critical error that the image
> already exists in the repository and then it goes on to say image creation
> failed and begins to exit the reservation process.
>
> Is there something else that I'm supposed to do?
>
> >>> "Kelly Robinson" <isg...@langate.gsu.edu> 09/28/2009 9:15 AM >>>
>
> I am testing a base Windows XP image (no apps) and have its image
> requirements set for the following:
>
> minram: 512
> minprocnumber: 1
> minprocspeed: 1024
> minnetwork: 100
>
> I've also tried to make sure the image is grouped correctly and mapped to
> the correct server, however it still gives the error.
>
> Does the message in the vcld.log of "image already exists in the
> repository" after I submit the sql statements to manually place a request
> an image have anything to do with the error?
>
> Thanks,
> Kelly
>
> >>> Nathan Dawson <ndaw...@email.wcu.edu> 09/28/2009 8:57 AM >>>
>
> Kelly,
> One other thing that it may be is if you set the image requirements too
> high (min CPU, min ram etc), if your servers or VMs aren't set high enough
> to meet those criteria it can also give you that message.
>
> Nathan Dawson, MCP, MCDST, ACHDS
> Director of Networking and Information Systems
> The Kimmel School
> Western Carolina University
> 828.227.2748
>
>
>
> From:Kelly Robinson [mailto:isg...@langate.gsu.edu] 
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 8:50 AM
> To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org 
> Subject: VCL Reservation Problem
>
>
>
> How do you get VCL to allow an image to be requested?  I've added the image
> to the database and would now like to request it through the web interface,
> however when you click "New Reservation" and select the image from the drop
> down menu, it gives a message that states "Selection Not Currently
> Available".
>
> I've tried to manually insert a request into the database using the
> following sql statements, however the vcld.log gives error messages stating
> that the image already exists in the repository.  What am I missing?
>
> =================================
> INSERT INTO `vcl`.`request` (
> `id` ,
> `stateid` ,
> `userid` ,
> `laststateid` ,
> `logid` ,
> `forimaging` ,
> `test` ,
> `preload` ,
> `start` ,
> `end` ,
> `daterequested` ,
> `datemodified`
> )
> VALUES (
> '1' , '16', '1', '16', '', '1', '0', '0', NOW( ) , TIMESTAMPADD(MINUTE,
> 120, NOW()), NOW( ) , NULL );
> ===============================================
>
> ===============================================
> INSERT INTO `vcl`.`reservation` (
> `id` ,
> `requestid` ,
> `computerid` ,
> `imageid` ,
> `imagerevisionid` ,
> `managementnodeid` ,
> `remoteIP` ,
> `lastcheck` ,
> `pw`
> )
> VALUES (
> NULL , '1', '2', '7', '7', '1', NULL , NULL , NULL
> );
> ===========================================
>
>
> Thanks,
> Kelly
>
>
>
>
>
> Kelly P. Robinson
>
> Software Systems Engineer, Lead
>
> Advanced Campus Services
>
> Information Systems and Technology
>
> P.O. Box 3994
> Atlanta, Ga 30302-3994
> (404) 413-4757
>
> krobinso...@gsu.edu 
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Systems Programmer
Advanced Computing | VCL Developer
North Carolina State University

josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu 
919-515-5323

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