I have installed the database, web pages, and management nodes and they
appear to be working correctly. (There are no errors in the logs.)

Now I am at the stage where I need to create and register the base VMware
server image that will be duplicated when requests are made. I have VMware
Server 1.0.9 installled and have created a clean XUbuntu 9.10 installation.
As per
http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Create+a+Linux+Base+Image, I
have created the rc.local in the guest that sets up the
sshd_config/ext_sshd_config files. I am able to ssh in without a key from
the management node after rebooting the image. Note: I am not sure I have
fulfilled the compute node requirement but Linux is running on the hardware
and I have added it to the database as shown below.

# Click "Manage Computers"
#   Select the "Add Single Computer" radio button
#   Click the Submit
#     Fill in Hostname: vhost-01
#       IP Address:
#       State: available
#       Owner: ad...@local
#       Platform: i386
#       Schedule: VCL 24x7
#       RAM: 3072
#       CPU: 2
#       Proc Speed: 2800
#       Network Speed: 100
#       Type: virtualmachine
#       Provisioning engine: VMware Server GSX
#       Click checkbox: allcomputers, newimages, newvmimages
#       Click Confirm Computer
#     Click Submit

At this point I don't have a mental model of what should happen and I am not
sure what to do next. According to the "Add a New Image to the VCL Database"
section of
http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Create+a+Linux+Base+Image it
looks like I should be pushing stuff into the database. (Is there a diagram
or something that shows how the foreign keys in the database tables relate
to other fields?) However, it also looks like
applies as I am going to use the server that the database, web server,
and management software is installed on to run a few VMs. (I also have other
servers that will be added to the system later. That is why I am not sure
the standalone documentation applies.) I have been following what Terry
McGuire did but I got lost at
http://www.mail-archive.com/vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00776.html. Can
someone give me an overview of what needs to happen? (Terry, do you have a
list of the things you did to get your system working?)


Mark Gardner

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