I went ahead to switch it to NFS (helpful users have suggested it to
me as work-arounds).
I hope that I'm done with my initial image (given the logs entries, I
think I'm done with the initial image creation - please point out if
I'm wrong).

This message might be more appropriate to vcl-user.

===========================================================
OUTPUT for vcld run on 2010-06-01 13:50:35
===========================================================
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|vcld:main(116)|vcld environment variable set
to 1 for this process
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|utils.pm:rename_vcld_process(7901)|renamed
process to 'vcld vcld'
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|utils.pm:get_management_node_info(6815)|management
node info retrieved from database for managementnode
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|vcld:main(127)|retrieved management node
information from database
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|vcld:main(140)|management_node_id
environment variable set: 1
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|vcld:main(148)|management node checkin
interval is 5 seconds
2010-06-01 13:50:35|13091|vcld:main(149)|vcld started on managementnode.local
2010-06-01 13:50:40|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:50:40
2010-06-01 13:50:45|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:50:45
2010-06-01 13:50:50|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:50:50
2010-06-01 13:50:55|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:50:55
2010-06-01 13:51:00|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:00
2010-06-01 13:51:05|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:05
2010-06-01 13:51:10|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:10
2010-06-01 13:51:15|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:15
2010-06-01 13:51:20|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:20
2010-06-01 13:51:25|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:25
2010-06-01 13:51:30|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:30
2010-06-01 13:51:35|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:35
2010-06-01 13:51:40|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:40
2010-06-01 13:51:45|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:45
2010-06-01 13:51:50|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:50
2010-06-01 13:51:55|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:51:55
2010-06-01 13:52:00|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:00
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:05
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:reservation_being_processed(9634)|computerloadlog
'begin' entry does NOT exist for reservation 10
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:reservation_being_processed(9686)|reservation
is NOT currently being processed
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|vcld:main(276)|reservation 10 is
NOT already being processed

|13091|1:10|image| ---- WARNING ----
|13091|1:10|image| 2010-06-01
13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:get_request_info(5218)|preferredimageid
is not set for computer id=2
|13091|1:10|image| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 737)
|13091|1:10|image| (-1) utils.pm, get_request_info (line: 5218)
|13091|1:10|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 280)

2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:get_request_info(5354)|standalone
affiliation found: Local
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:get_management_node_info(6815)|management
node info retrieved from database for managementnode
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|vcld:main(281)|retrieved request
information from database
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:get_management_node_info(6815)|management
node info retrieved from database for managementnode
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|DataStructure.pm:is_parent_reservation(854)|returning
true: parent reservation ID for this request: 10
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:update_request_state(2186)|request
1 state updated to: pending, laststate to: image
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|utils.pm:insertloadlog(4710)|inserted
computer=2, begin, beginning to process, state is image
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|vcld:make_new_child(509)|loaded
VCL::image module
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|vcld:make_new_child(582)|vcld
environment variable set to 0 for this process
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13091|1:10|image|vcld:make_new_child(566)|current
number of forked kids: 1
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|Module.pm:new(132)|constructor
called, class=VCL::image
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|Module.pm:new(154)|VCL::image
object created
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(85)|obtained
a database handle for this state process, stored as $ENV{dbh}
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:check_image_os(839)|no
corrections need to be made to image OS: vmwarelinux
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|DataStructure.pm:is_parent_reservation(854)|returning
true: parent reservation ID for this request: 10
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:rename_vcld_process(7863)|reservation
count: 1
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:rename_vcld_process(7882)|PARENTIMAGE:
1
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:rename_vcld_process(7883)|SUBIMAGE:
0
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:rename_vcld_process(7901)|renamed
process to 'vcld VCL::image 1:10 image imaging'
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|DataStructure.pm:is_parent_reservation(854)|returning
true: parent reservation ID for this request: 10
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|DataStructure.pm:is_parent_reservation(854)|returning
true: parent reservation ID for this request: 10
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(121)|attempting
to load provisioning module: VCL::Module::Provisioning::esx
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:initialize(138)|esx vmware
toolkit root path found: /usr/lib/vmware-vcli/apps
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:initialize(140)|vmware ESX
module initialized
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(127)|VCL::Module::Provisioning::esx
module loaded
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|Module.pm:new(132)|constructor
called, class=VCL::Module::Provisioning::esx
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|Module.pm:new(154)|VCL::Module::Provisioning::esx
object created
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:initialize(138)|esx vmware
toolkit root path found: /usr/lib/vmware-vcli/apps
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:initialize(140)|vmware ESX
module initialized
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(131)|VCL::Module::Provisioning::esx
provisioner object created
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(145)|attempting
to load OS module: VCL::Module::OS::Linux
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(151)|VCL::Module::OS::Linux
module loaded
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|Module.pm:new(132)|constructor
called, class=VCL::Module::OS::Linux
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|Module.pm:new(154)|VCL::Module::OS::Linux
object created
2010-06-01 
13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(154)|VCL::Module::OS::Linux
OS object created
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|State.pm:initialize(169)|returning 1
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|vcld:make_new_child(593)|VCL::image
object created and initialized
No recipient addresses found in header
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:mail(1348)|SUCCESS --
Sending mail To: , VCL IMAGE Creation Started: vmwarelinux-base10-v1
2010-06-01 13:52:05|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'ls -1 /export/nfsstore/golden 2>&1' 2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| none
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0, "none")

|13095|1:10|image| ---- WARNING ----
|13095|1:10|image| 2010-06-01
13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:does_image_exist(926)|image
/export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1 does NOT exists
|13095|1:10|image| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 737)
|13095|1:10|image| (-1) esx.pm, does_image_exist (line: 926)
|13095|1:10|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 135)
|13095|1:10|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 596)
|13095|1:10|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 341)

2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|image.pm:process(145)|image
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 does not exist in the repository
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|DataStructure.pm:_automethod(697)|data
structure updated:
$self->request_data->{reservation}{10}{image}{lastupdate}
|13095|1:10|image| image_lastupdate = 2010-06-01 13:52:07
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|DataStructure.pm:_automethod(697)|data
structure updated:
$self->request_data->{reservation}{10}{imagerevision}{datecreated}
|13095|1:10|image| imagerevision_date_created = 2010-06-01 13:52:07
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|image.pm:process(161)|calling
provisioning module's capture() subroutine
2010-06-01 
13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(593)|**********************************************************
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(594)|Entering ESX
Capture routine
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'ls -1 /export/nfsstore/inuse/vmwarelinux-base10-v1 2>&1'
2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| vmwarelinux-base10-v1-flat.vmdk
|13095|1:10|image| vmwarelinux-base10-v1.nvram
|13095|1:10|image| vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmdk
|13095|1:10|image| vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmsd
|13095|1:10|image| vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmx
|13095|1:10|image| vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmxf
|13095|1:10|image| vmware.log
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0,
"vmwarelinux-base10-v1-flat.vmd...")
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(646)|found
previous name= vmwarelinux-base10-v1
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(648)|SSHing to
node to configure currentimage.txt
2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on vmwarelinux-base10-v1:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 'echo vmwarelinux-base10-v1 >
/root/currentimage.txt' 2>&1

|13095|1:10|image| ---- WARNING ----
|13095|1:10|image| 2010-06-01
13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6252)|attempt 1/3:
failed to execute SSH command on vmwarelinux-base10-v1: echo
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 > /root/currentimage.txt, exit status: 255, SSH
exits with the exit status of the remote command or with 255 if an
error occurred, output:
|13095|1:10|image| ssh output (echo vmwar...): ssh:
vmwarelinux-base10-v1: Name or service not known
|13095|1:10|image| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 737)
|13095|1:10|image| (-1) utils.pm, run_ssh_command (line: 6252)
|13095|1:10|image| (-2) esx.pm, capture (line: 650)
|13095|1:10|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|13095|1:10|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 596)
|13095|1:10|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 341)

2010-06-01 13:52:07|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6172)|sleeping
for 2 seconds before making next SSH attempt
2010-06-01 13:52:09|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6184)|attempt
2/3: executing SSH command on vmwarelinux-base10-v1:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 'echo vmwarelinux-base10-v1 >
/root/currentimage.txt' 2>&1

|13095|1:10|image| ---- WARNING ----
|13095|1:10|image| 2010-06-01
13:52:09|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6252)|attempt 2/3:
failed to execute SSH command on vmwarelinux-base10-v1: echo
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 > /root/currentimage.txt, exit status: 255, SSH
exits with the exit status of the remote command or with 255 if an
error occurred, output:
|13095|1:10|image| ssh output (echo vmwar...): ssh:
vmwarelinux-base10-v1: Name or service not known
|13095|1:10|image| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 737)
|13095|1:10|image| (-1) utils.pm, run_ssh_command (line: 6252)
|13095|1:10|image| (-2) esx.pm, capture (line: 650)
|13095|1:10|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|13095|1:10|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 596)
|13095|1:10|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 341)

2010-06-01 13:52:09|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6172)|sleeping
for 15 seconds before making next SSH attempt
2010-06-01 13:52:10|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:10
2010-06-01 13:52:15|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:15
2010-06-01 13:52:20|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:20
2010-06-01 13:52:24|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6184)|attempt
3/3: executing SSH command on vmwarelinux-base10-v1:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 'echo vmwarelinux-base10-v1 >
/root/currentimage.txt' 2>&1

|13095|1:10|image| ---- WARNING ----
|13095|1:10|image| 2010-06-01
13:52:24|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6252)|attempt 3/3:
failed to execute SSH command on vmwarelinux-base10-v1: echo
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 > /root/currentimage.txt, exit status: 255, SSH
exits with the exit status of the remote command or with 255 if an
error occurred, output:
|13095|1:10|image| ssh output (echo vmwar...): ssh:
vmwarelinux-base10-v1: Name or service not known
|13095|1:10|image| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 737)
|13095|1:10|image| (-1) utils.pm, run_ssh_command (line: 6252)
|13095|1:10|image| (-2) esx.pm, capture (line: 650)
|13095|1:10|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|13095|1:10|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 596)
|13095|1:10|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 341)


|13095|1:10|image| ---- WARNING ----
|13095|1:10|image| 2010-06-01
13:52:24|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6285)|failed to run
SSH command after 3 attempts, command: /usr/bin/ssh -i
/etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x vmwarelinux-base10-v1 'echo
vmwarelinux-base10-v1 > /root/currentimage.txt' 2>&1, exit status:
255, output:
|13095|1:10|image| ssh output (echo vmwar...): ssh:
vmwarelinux-base10-v1: Name or service not known
|13095|1:10|image| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 737)
|13095|1:10|image| (-1) utils.pm, run_ssh_command (line: 6285)
|13095|1:10|image| (-2) esx.pm, capture (line: 650)
|13095|1:10|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|13095|1:10|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 596)
|13095|1:10|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 341)

2010-06-01 13:52:24|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(658)|Power off
command: /usr/lib/vmware-vcli/apps/vm/vmcontrol.pl --server 'vmnode2'
--vmname vmwarelinux-base10-v1 --operation poweroff --username root
--password 'notmypassword'
2010-06-01 13:52:25|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:25
2010-06-01 13:52:28|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(661)|Powered off:
Virtual Machine vmwarelinux-base10-v1 not found.
2010-06-01 13:52:28|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(663)|Waiting 5
seconds for power off
2010-06-01 13:52:30|13091|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated for
management node 1: 2010-06-01 13:52:30
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'mkdir /export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1'
2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| none
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0, "none")
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'cp
/export/nfsstore/inuse/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmdk
/export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmdk'
2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| none
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0, "none")
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(679)|COPIED VMDK
SUCCESSFULLY
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'cp
/export/nfsstore/inuse/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmx
/export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmx'
2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| none
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0, "none")
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(688)|COPIED VMX SUCCESSFULLY
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(691)|Rewriting
VMDK and VMX files with new image name
2010-06-01 13:52:33|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'sed -i "s/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/"
/export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmx'
2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| none
2010-06-01 13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0, "none")
2010-06-01 13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'sed -i "s/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/"
/export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1.vmdk'
2>&1
2010-06-01 
13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6262)|run_ssh_command
output:
|13095|1:10|image| none
2010-06-01 13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6276)|SSH
command executed on 192.168.88.4, returning (0, "none")
2010-06-01 13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(705)|Preparing to
ssh to 192.168.88.4 copy vmdk-flat from
/export/nfsstore/inuse/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1-flat.vmdk
to /export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1-flat.vmdk
2010-06-01 13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|esx.pm:capture(706)|SSHing to
copy vmdk-flat file
2010-06-01 13:52:34|13095|1:10|image|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6180)|executing
SSH command on 192.168.88.4:
|13095|1:10|image| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
192.168.88.4 'cp
/export/nfsstore/inuse/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1-flat.vmdk
/export/nfsstore/golden/vmwarelinux-base10-v1/vmwarelinux-base10-v1-flat.vmdk'
2>&1
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On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Ryan Johnson <rjoh...@gwmail.gwu.edu> wrote:
> SSH is disabled by default on the ESXi host and is 'unsupported' by Vmware.
>  I've noticed this behavior as well, where the command succeeds but it is
> not reflected in the return code.  You can enable SSH by going to the ESXi
> console.  If you go the NFS route make sure to use the address of the NFS on
> the exporting computer rather than address of the mount of the ESXi host or
> you will run into the same problems if SSH is not enabled.  The idea that
> the VCL developers have expressed is that using an NFS setup distributes the
> workload among multiple drives which improves performance.
>
> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 2:21 PM, My LinuxHAList 
> <mylinuxhal...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Replying to my own thread:
>>
>> >> (2) Any updates from an old issue:
>> >>
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00900.html
>> >>   The target is ESXi 3.5 host.
>>
>> To get familiarity of the software, I've been using ESXi 3.5 local
>> disk storage; so I specify the datastore to be ESXi's IP:/PATH.
>>
>> Hence, during image capture phase, the ssh commands seem to be going
>> off to the ESXi host.
>> The command seems to succeed all the time; however the return code is
>> mostly 255 and sometimes 0.
>> It's weird because I'm certain that commands being sent were
>> successful; I reproduced it manually the weird behavior
>> ( similar to
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00900.html
>> )
>>
>> I take that this is an sshd oddity on ESXi host.
>>
>> I saw entries of "localdisk" or "networkdisk" on vmprofile. Not sure
>> how they are used.
>>
>> Is the setup of ESXi with local disk considered to be a supported option ?
>> If so, how would I get around the sshd oddity for the ESXi's
>> IP:/DATASTOREPATH issues during image capture ? Or I should do things
>> differently for localdisk.
>>
>> I'll switch to NFS so that I can move forward.
>>
>> I wish to get some understanding on potentially what I did wrong or
>> what I did was simply an "unsupported" setup.
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>

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