Hi Jeff,
Remove the public address for the computer from /etc/hosts. The code finds the first line in /etc/hosts containing "vcl-winxp" and uses this for the private interface. Add the private address to /etc/hosts if you haven't already done so. The code is collecting the private address from /etc/hosts then parses the ipconfig output to find the public IP address. It assumes the adapter not using the private address is public.


Hope this helps,
Andy



Jeffrey Wisman wrote:
Thanks James.  I added the VMs to my /etc/hosts file and my dhcpd.conf file,
and the same thing is happening.  I think the dhcp was working fine before,
but VCL seems to be getting confused between what the public IP address is
and what the private one is.  Here is a snippet from the logs:

2010-02-13 
23:10:02|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:get_management_node_id(9346)|environment
variable: 1
2010-02-13 
23:10:02|21557|2:2|new|new.pm:reserve_computer(1017)|user_standalone=1,
image OS type=windows
2010-02-13 23:10:02|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:getdynamicaddress(1596)|PrivateIP
address for vcl-winxp collected 134.154.119.175
2010-02-13 23:10:02|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6168)|executing
SSH command on vcl-winxp:
|21557|2:2|new| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x vcl-winxp
'ipconfig' 2>&1
2010-02-13 23:10:05|7225|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-02-13 23:10:05
2010-02-13 23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6250)|run_ssh_command
output:
|21557|2:2|new| Windows IP Configuration
|21557|2:2|new| Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
|21557|2:2|new| Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : csueastbay.edu
|21557|2:2|new| IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.75.144.124
|21557|2:2|new| Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.128
|21557|2:2|new| Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
|21557|2:2|new| Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
|21557|2:2|new| Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : csueastbay.edu
|21557|2:2|new| IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 134.154.119.175
|21557|2:2|new| Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.128
|21557|2:2|new| Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 134.154.119.254
2010-02-13 23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6264)|SSH command
executed on vcl-winxp, returning (0, "Windows IP Configuration Ether...")
2010-02-13 23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:getdynamicaddress(1643)|dynamic
IP address for vcl-winxp collected: 10.75.144.124
2010-02-13 23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|new.pm:reserve_computer(1033)|retrieved
dynamic DHCP IP address from 10.75.144.124: 10.75.144.124
2010-02-13 23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|DataStructure.pm:_automethod(697)|data
structure updated: computer_ip_address = 10.75.144.124
2010-02-13 
23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|utils.pm:update_computer_address(7049)|computer
13 IP address 10.75.144.124 updated in database
2010-02-13 23:10:08|21557|2:2|new|new.pm:reserve_computer(1039)|updated IP
address in computer table


As you can see, its taking the public IP (134.154.119.175) and making it the
private one, and vice versa.  End result is that it asks me to RDP to the
private address, which of course is impossible.

If I RDP to the 134.154.119.175, I can login just fine.  I just need VCL to
present that IP address to me instead of the private one.

Any ideas on this?

Thanks,
Jeff



On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM, James Patrick Sigmon <jpsig...@ncsu.edu>wrote:

Hey Jeff,

It looks like you have not filled in your mac address information for your
virtual machine.  Vmware likes a particular format for this.  Try
00:50:56:2A:3B:00 for eth0macaddress and 00:50:56:2A:3B:01 for
eth1macaddress.

The field "IPaddress" corresponds to the "public" address.  Though, I don't
think this will matter here.  A public IP address typically will be generate
for  your machine.  Try a reservation with the mac addresses and see if that
fixes this.

You may have already done these steps but I thought I would add them to be
safe:

You should have an entry for your virtual machine in your /etc/hosts file.
 (ex. 10.75.144.15 csuvm15).

You should also have an entry in your dhcpd.conf file as well for each
virtual machine.

Hope this helps,

Patrick


On Feb 8, 2010, at 12:14 AM, Jeffrey Wisman wrote:

We're now at the point where we can create reservations and virtual
machines
get loaded with images.  The issue we're having is that the virtual
machines
come up on their private IP addresses only.  The reservation screen shows
the private IP and the RDP file has that IP in it.  We have the virtual
machines configured with two interfaces - one on the private network for
VCL
admin stuff, and the other on the public network where we have the campus
DHCP server configured to give it an IP.  However, it doesn't seem to be
working, or at least if it is getting a public IP, VCL isn't telling us
what
it is.

I'm wondering if the issue is in the database. Each virtual machine has
an
"IPaddress" and a "privateIPaddress".  On our virtual machines, they are
set
to the same thing.  Here is an example:

mysql> select * from computer;

+----+---------+---------+------------+------------+----------------+------------------+-------------+-----------------+-------+------------+-----------+---------+-----------------------+-----------------+------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------+----------------+-----------+---------+-------+-----------+----------+------+--------+------+--------+------+---------+----------+----------+
| id | stateid | ownerid | platformid | scheduleid | currentimageid |
preferredimageid | nextimageid | imagerevisionid | RAM   | procnumber |
procspeed | network | hostname              | IPaddress       |
privateIPaddress | eth0macaddress | eth1macaddress | type           |
provisioningid | drivetype | deleted | notes | lastcheck | location | dsa
 |
dsapub | rsa  | rsapub | host | hostpub | vmhostid | vmtypeid |

+----+---------+---------+------------+------------+----------------+------------------+-------------+-----------------+-------+------------+-----------+---------+-----------------------+-----------------+------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------+----------------+-----------+---------+-------+-----------+----------+------+--------+------+--------+------+---------+----------+----------+
<snip>
| 24 |       2 |       1 |          1 |          1 |              4
|                0 |           0 |               0 |   512 |          1
|      2000 |    1000 | csuvm15               | 10.75.144.15    |
10.75.144.15     | NULL           | NULL           | virtualmachine
|              4 | hda       |       0 | NULL  | NULL      | NULL     |
NULL
| NULL   | NULL | NULL   | NULL | NULL    |        1 |     NULL |


Should one be NULLed out or set to something else?  Should we put all the
private entries in the /etc/hosts file of the VMWare management server?
Currently I haven't done that, but read it in one of the posts here.  Any
other ideas?

Thanks,
Jeff



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Andy Kurth
Virtual Computing Lab
Office of Information Technology
North Carolina State University
andy_ku...@ncsu.edu
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