Has anyone else looked into this at all?
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> From: Josh Thompson [mailto:josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:47 AM
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> Subject: Re: Hosted back-end servers
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> I don't think anyone has tried something like that. It might be
doable, but a
> little tricky, if only using VMs. I don't think it would work if you
> to do bare metal installs. The main gotcha would be handling the VCL
> network. VCL uses a private network to push images around control the
> (both VM hosts and VMs). Typically, VCL is set up with all machines
> two NICs. We have set it up with machines having only one NIC, but
> to do a few extra things to make that work.
> We'd like to get to the point of only requiring one NIC in each
> the goal of being able to just take some old lab machines and run a
> cluster on them so that the barrier to entry of using VCL would be
> However, there are some other things that are taking a higher priority
> now; so, it may be a while before we can get to that.
> If you're really interested in trying out this hosted solution, let us
> more of what networking options are available and what kind of control
> over DHCP. Then, we may be able to tell you what you'd need to do to
> There's also a consortium of colleges and universities that have some
> contracted out VCL service. I don't know much about it other than
> read on their blog (http://labstor.blogspot.com/), but that might be
> else to look in to.
> On Monday January 31, 2011, Hechler, Adam wrote:
> > Has anyone ever tried running (or even tested) a VCL using a hosted
> > back-end server solution? I've been asked to look into whether or
> > service like this would be acceptable for a VCL test environment.
> > specific service I was asked to look at was at 1&1
> > 688FF8D42BD7F1B4D822DC.TCpfix141a?__frame=_top&__lf=Order-
> > =CloudDynamicServer&linkId=hd.nav.domains)
> > Has anyone even investigated this option?
> > Adam
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