Hello Xianqing,

This sounds really cool! I am actually in the process of setting up a test
environment on a single physical machine, but i hit a roadblock with VMware
(compatibility issues). I was able to get VCL(DB, front end, mgt. node) up
and running, and am able to access the front end via localhost.

I am hoping to have more success with your provisioning module. I actually
have a eucalyptus private cloud set up already. I have used the HybridFox
FireFox plug-in - overall it is pretty good, but the VCL front end is more
desirable. Since the EC2 API is the same as the Eucalyptus API, I should be
able to access this private cloud "availability zone", to perform the
operations you described, right?

I would like to begin testing as soon as it is released - does this involve
simply replacing the modified files you described? (or a fresh VCL install).

- Justin

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM, <yu267155...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi VCL team and Justin,
> I am Xianqing, and NC state unviersity student. I just finish the project
> which porting the VCL to EC2. What I am doing is added the new provisioning
> module ec2.pm and modify 5 lines of vcl code in image.pm. The new module
> will use the EC2 api to manage virutal machine. You can use VCL interface to
> make the reservation, update the image, and create the new image. Welcome to
> ask any questions about that?
> Hi VCL team,
> I would like to contribute the new module to the VCL incubator in next few
> days. I submitted ICLA, so the next step to contribute my code is post it on
> the JIRA, right? Is there anythings else I have to do?
> Thanks,
> Xianqing
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 04:50 PM
> To: <vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Short question - VCL backend
>  Hello Justin,
>> Welcome.
>> For the most part the vcl api is currently setup for the backend calls, or
>> a third party app to request a VCL resource, manage users, etc, so it's
>> currently supporting incoming api calls.
>> There might be a better way but my first thought is that a new perl
>> provisioning module could be created to make the api calls to EC2 or some
>> other cloud/cluster to accomplish this.
>> In addition to adding a provisioning module, the vcl database would need
>> to have placeholders for EC2/Eucalyptus computer resources, so it would
>> know what/how many compute nodes are available, etc.
>> Aaron
>>  Hello VCL dev team,
>>> My name is Justin, and I am currently researching VCL for academic
>>> purposes
>>> and attempting to set up a potential testing environment based on the
>>> tutorial
>>> here<
>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/configuring-a-standalone-vmware-vcl-environment.html
>>> >.
>>> I was wondering, is it possible to set up a different back end, such as
>>> Eucalyptus or EC2 using the current web interface? (I noticed one of the
>>> features is "API support for making requests and provisioning resources",
>>> so
>>> maybe the Amazon API can be used?)
>>>  Also, I am installing this on Ubuntu 9.10 and apparently I have to
>>> rebuild
>>> the Linux kernel to install VMware... does this seem correct?
>>> - Justin

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