I'm going to combine this thread with the "Re: VCL-2.1 (set_provisioner not found)" thread since they both seem to be at the same point. I'm also sending this to vcl-dev in case some people aren't on the vcl-user list.

Roger, congrats on getting bare metal installs working. That's usually the hard part.

Sorry for the lack of VMware base image documentation. We have a lot of work to do here. Several people have had trouble with VMware base image creation. The first thing I would do before attempting to capture a VMware base image is to make a backup copy of the VM files in a separate directory. Make sure you back up the vmx and vmdk files. It's possible something could go wrong during the capture which will cause the files to be deleted. Upcoming code improvements should prevent this from happening and make base image creation much easier.

From the error posted in the last message in the other thread, I looks like the VM is not assigned to a VM host:

|18387|6:5|image| ---- WARNING ----
|18387|6:5|image| 2010-05-22
data has not been initialized for get_vmhost_profile_datastore_path:

This error is generated because it is attempting to retrieve the value in the database of computer.vmhostid for the VM. This id is then used to query the vmhost and vmprofile tables to retrieve the VM host configuration including the datastore path.

I'm a bit confused about which computers you're using for your VM host and VM. It would be helpful if you include the contents of the following tables:


My LinuxHAList wrote:
Hi Roger,

I'm working towards the same thing.

The docs I found are at:
1) https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Create+a+Linux+Base+Image
2) /usr/local/vcl/lib/VCL/Module/Provisioning/esx.README

I'm not aware of other docs.


On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Roger Herling <roger.herl...@marist.edu> wrote:
We are running the 2.1 code and have gotten bare metal installs working with
xCat I would like to explore using vmware but there is no documentation on
the setup that I can find can anyone help?

Roger Herling
Sr. Desktop Administrator
Marist College
PH: 845-575-3347

Andy Kurth
Virtual Computing Lab
Office of Information Technology
North Carolina State University

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