I am the original author of this work and am extremely disappointed that it
has been dis-included from the release process.  It is very well tested, and
was proven to work.  As an open source project, it is very *unfair* to
selectively overlook
contributions that have been made out in the open and according to the

This is an example of why the VCL commit and release process is broken.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: VCL w/ Netapp thin provisioning
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org

Hi Gerhard,

Correct, this provisioning module did not get included in the latest
release because it wasn't maintained by the original creator. Since
the current active committers don't have a way to test and validate
it, we had to drop it from the 2.1.1 version.

If I recall correctly, this module was created as a proof of concept
to test how fast VCL could provision thousands of vms on the higher
end netapp storage arrays at the NetApp DataCenter here in NC.

If your interested in maintaining it, we'd love to discuss bringing
you in as an official committer. Just let us know if your interested.


On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Hartl, Gerhard L. <gha...@odu.edu> wrote:
> I've noticed that the Netapp (esxthin.pm) portion of the available
provisioning engines was not included in the latest 2.1.1 version of VCL as
it was in previous versions and was just curious if there are any updated
versions of it.  I have been able to get it working properly after a bit of
tinkering, as things like multi core provisioning was not included in the
version I currently have, however I would like to stick to a tried and true
> If it hasn't been updated in awhile, I'd be happy to add a fews lines in
> - Gerhard
> Old Dominion University | occs.odu.edu

Aaron Peeler
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NC State University

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