It seems that either my understanding of the VCL provisioning engine is
wrong, or it isn't working right.  I can't create subsequent reservations to
the first.  I have "computers" available in the computers table.  I have the
image.  I do not have virtual machines created for the guests though, as I
thought that would happen as part of the provisioning process.

So in re-reading this, I realize I need to specify a mac address for each
"computer".  This would indicate a real virtual machine existing, right?  As
of now, there are no virtual machines so there are no mac addresses I can
specify.

Am I misunderstanding, or do I need to create 10 virtual machines to go with
my 10 "computers" and then assign the mac address from each virtual machine
to each computer?  This doesn't seem especially scalable, so I hope I'm
misunderstanding and that there is really something else going on.

Let me know if I'm on the right track.

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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