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With 2.2, anyone with access to make imaging reservations will see at least up 
to 12 hours as the duration for imaging reservations.  If they are in a user 
group with access to longer durations, they'll see the maximum duration of all 
of their user groups.

Josh

On Thursday February 10, 2011, Aaron Peeler wrote:
> 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
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Josh Thompson
VCL Developer
North Carolina State University

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