Hi Alex,

Right, an edit feature would be good on any active imaging reservations.

In case you haven't had the chance to look at the to 2.2 version, the
release allows the initial duration to be selected for greater than 8 hours
as long as the user is in a usergroup with a longer duration defined.

Aaron

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Alexander Patterson <
alexander.patter...@csueastbay.edu> wrote:

> Hello Aaron Peeler,
>
> I think this is a great idea, I have had this happen to me before and
> It's no fun. I would also love to see a easy way to extend the time
> frame that you can create images for. Currently it is set to 8 hours.
> If there was a menu options with a time frame drop down, or even an
> edit mode that would extend the time to create/modify images that
> would be helpful as well as your suggested auto image patch.
>
> -Alex
>
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Mark Gardner <m...@vt.edu> wrote:
> > Seems like a desirable feature to me.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I'd like to add in a feature to automatically capture an image and at
> the
> >> end of or at the timeout of image creation reservations.
> >>
> >> There have been some cases, where end-users have been in image creation
> >> mode, made many changes, then lost everything due to their reservation
> being
> >> timed out. This feature, would at the end of their imaging reservation
> >> automatically start the image capture process instead of timing it out.
> >>
> >> The changes would be minor and would affect the front end and the
> backend
> >> inuse module.
> >>
> >> frontend changes:
> >> * add create image routines to available xmlrpc functions
> >> * additionally the frontend would
> >> 1 insert new image if it was a kickstart type image
> >> 2 insert new image if end-user is not the image owner
> >> 3 update the image if end-user is the image owner
> >>
> >> inuse.pm changes
> >> - when end time is reached - 10 minute warning
> >> - and if request has forimaging flag set
> >> - send different message to end-user about automatically starting the
> >> capture process
> >> - call xmrpc_create_image with reservation/request id
> >> - exit quietly from the insue.pm module (imaging process will take
> over)
> >>
> >> Note this would affect anyone here who is using image creation
> reservations
> >> for long-term reservations to get around the check-user flag. As part of
> >> service loads scheduled for the 2.3 release I think we had planned to
> extend
> >> user and user group attributes to disable user checks on per reservation
> >> using a user attribute in addition to the current image profile
> attribute.
> >>
> >> Unless anyone chimes in over the next days, I'll assume it's ok to move
> >> forward on this change.
> >>
> >> Aaron
> >>
> >> --
> >> Aaron Peeler
> >> Program Manager
> >> Virtual Computing Lab
> >> NC State University
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Mark Gardner
> > --
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Thanks,
> Alex  Patterson
> User Support Services
> Operating System Analyst
> California State University, East Bay
>



-- 
Aaron Peeler
Program Manager
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University

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