Very cool. Look forward to trying it out.
Yes, probably would want to rename it, although not sure what that would be.
Is there a jira issue already created for it? I didn't see one and don't
mind creating it, just wanted to make sure one didn't exist.
We can attach it to a jira issue scheduled for the 2.2 release.
On 2/24/10 4:16 PM, Sean Dilda wrote:
I've written a provisioning module for VCL that we use here at Duke
that I'd like to share for possible inclusion in VCL. The module is
based off VCL 2.1.
This module is designed to work against VirtualCenter/vCenter, but
should be able to work directly with an ESX host as well. It works a
little differently from the existing ESX modules in that it uses the
VMware perl API directly instead of calling the helper apps. In
addition, it also greatly reduces the amount of disk space and
deployment time necessary.
Instead of cloning the VM for deployment, this module uses ESX to
create a snapshot of the golden image disk, and uses that for the
deployed VM. This means the only disk space used for the deployed VM
is the differences between it and the master. Likewise, no time is
needed to copy all the bits, so creating the VM takes seconds instead
Internally we call the module 'esxduke' to distinguish it from the
existing ESX module. Going forward is there a better name for this
module? Also, what should be done from here to have this included in
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University