The ESXi host won't directly run your image, you have to define virtual 
machines and assign them to the ESXi host, which will then spin these up to run 
the image.

Basic steps:
- Click Manage Computers, Edit Computer Information, Submit
- Add
- Fill in hostname, IP address, RAM, Proc Speed, Network Speed, select 'virtual 
machine' under Type, VMWare provisioning engine, and appropriate computer group.
- Assign mac addresses for public and private network interfaces of the virtual 
- Update the computer table in the database with this info for the virtual 
machine and assign the values to the fields eth0macaddress, eth1macaddress.
- Click Virtual Hosts
- Select your ESXi host
- Click Configure Host
- Select the virtual machine(s) in the Unassigned VMs column and click Add.

Hopefully I didn't leave out any steps.

Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3420, ITS Manning, Rm 2509

-----Original Message-----
From: My LinuxHAList [] 
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:54 PM
Cc: My LinuxHAList
Subject: showTimeTable function


I have a ESXi host (; I have an image [ No Apps(Linux) ]
which was successfully captured (I think).
I tried to make Reservation using the "now" button, it says "Selection
currently not available"; then I clicked the "View Time Table", no
computers show up.

The ESXi host is in vmhostinuse state (which is -- which
ESXi host needs to be in.

I'm assuming that my ESXi host is supposed to show up on I hit the
"View Time Table" if I intend it to be able to run "No Apps (Linux)".
Is this true ?

With ESXi host in the state of vmhostinuse, I don't think it will ever
show up, because the
Here are the code snippets:
                        if($computer_platformids[$id] != $platformid ||
                           ($computerData[$id]["stateid"] != 2 &&
                                $computerData[$id]["stateid"] != 3 &&
                                $computerData[$id]["stateid"] != 6 &&
                                $computerData[$id]["stateid"] != 8) ||
                           $computerData[$id]["ram"] <
$imageData[$imageid]["minram"] ||
                           $computerData[$id]["procnumber"] <
$imageData[$imageid]["minprocnumber"] ||
                           $computerData[$id]["procspeed"] <
$imageData[$imageid]["minprocspeed"] ||
                           $computerData[$id]["network"] <
$imageData[$imageid]["minnetwork"] ||
                           ! in_array($id, $mappedcomputers)) {

I could have completely misunderstood what "View Time Table" should show.
I'm expecting the time tables to show ESXi host(s) that are able to
run "No Apps (Linux)".

If I'm wrong, what is "View Time Table" designed to show ?


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