Hi, Guys, The web front-end to the VCL has a "testsetup.php" script that tests a variety of server settings so that the web code is easier to install.
I am wondering if there might be interest in building a similar facility into the vcld -setup script. It seems that many of the questions posed on this (and the users') list relate to misconfigured networks and/or provisioning module components. Clearly, the vcld logfile captures all of this, but even that is often turned over to the list for interpretation. This could be a sort of 'dry run' image capture. So here is a stab at what might be useful for such a script to check. My list will be biased heavily in favor of the VMware provisioning modules, because that's what we use in our installation. And I am assuming that the output would be something easy to understand. Network: 1. can vcld get an IP address from a vmhost 'short name' 2. can vcld get an IP address from a given computer 'short name' 3. can vcld reach to the running VM(s) 4. can vcld reach to the VM host 5. can vcld transfer a file to/from the vm host 6. if the image library is enabled, is that accessible Computer: 1. is cygwin installed and sshd running (for Windows) 2. can vcld login successfully 3. does the computer have network access 4. do the computer's MAC addresses match what is expected in the database VM Host: 1. can vcld login to the vm host 2. are the paths listed in vmprofile available in the vmhost infrastructure 3. are certain utilities and/or commands available to vcld from inside the vmhost (i.e. copy virtual disk, create a vm, etc.) etc, etc. Thoughts? Aaron -- Aaron Coburn Systems Administrator and Programmer Academic Technology Services, Amherst College (413) 542-5451 acob...@amherst.edu