After I found the esx.readme file in one of the management node folders I was 
finally able to get an image going. It's been quite an adventure.

Martin Malinics
Network Systems Manager
Coatesville Area School District
>>> Junaid Ali <> 2/10/2011 10:25 AM >>>

You would need to install the VMWare vSphere SDK on the management node.

From: Marty Malinics [] 
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:23 AM
Subject: Stuck and need a little help.


Ok, I seemed to have solved the problems below. For the first one I did not 
have the management node assigned to a group.

For the second issue I saw that my virtual machine was not set up for vmware. 
It now tries to create the image but I think I must be missing a few perl 
modules as I now get

the following:


Can't locate VMware/ in @INC (@INC contains: 
/usr/local/vcl/bin/../../../.. /usr/local/vcl/bin/../.. /usr/local/vcl/bin/.. 
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7 
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5 
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7 
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5 
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi 
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8 .) at /
 usr/local/vcl/bin/../lib/VCL/Module/Provisioning/VMware/ line 64.


I will fix this and try again. Making some progress.....




Hello,  I have VCL 2.2 setup on two Centos boxes (Web and database, and 
management) using ESXi 4.1. The management node can communicate with VMware 
host and guest using SSH. I am not sure the Web node is communicating with 
management though. I get the following message when trying to change the guest 

Change State of Computers
The following computers currently have reservations on them but no functional 
management node was found for them. Nothing will be done with them at this 




Is there a way to confirm communication to the management node?


Also when trying to create an image I get the following in the logs:


|13535|3:3|image| ---- CRITICAL ---- 
|13535|3:3|image| 2011-02-09 
07:10:34|13535|3:3|image|vcld:die_handler(663)|Can't locate object method 
"does_image_exist" via package "VCL::Module::Provisioning::Lab" at 
/usr/local/vcl/bin/../lib/VCL/ line 138.
|13535|3:3|image| ( 0), notify (line: 630)
|13535|3:3|image| (-1) vcld, die_handler (line: 663)
|13535|3:3|image| (-2), process (line: 138)
|13535|3:3|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 595)
|13535|3:3|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 342)


2011-02-09 07:10:34|13535|3:3|image||destructor called, 
 computerloadlog entries matching loadstate = begin
 rows from computerloadlog for reservation id=3
2011-02-09 07:10:34|13535|3:3|image||removed 
computerloadlog rows with loadstate=begin for reservation
2011-02-09 07:10:34|13535|3:3|image||number of database 
handles state process created: 1
2011-02-09 07:10:34|13535|3:3|image||process has a 
database handle stored in $ENV{dbh}, attempting disconnect
2011-02-09 07:10:34|13535|3:3|image||$ENV{dbh}: database 
disconnect successful
2011-02-09 07:10:34|13535|3:3|image||VCL::image process 
13535 exiting
2011-02-09 07:10:34|10436|vcld:REAPER(745)|VCL process exited for reservation 
3, PID: 13535, signal: CHLD
2011-02-09 07:10:34|10436|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 1: 2011-02-09 07:10:34
2011-02-09 07:10:39|10436|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 1: 2011-02-09 07:10:39
2011-02-09 07:10:45|10436|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 1: 2011-02-09 07:10:44
2011-02-09 07:10:50|10436|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 1: 2011-02-09 07:10:50
2011-02-09 07:10:55|10436|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 1: 2011-02-09 07:10:55
2011-02-09 07:11:00|10436|vcld:main(166)|lastcheckin time updated for 
management node 1: 2011-02-09 07:11:00


There may be something I am missing as the documentation is sketchy. I am not 
sure if the image needs to be created via the web interface before capturing it 
or not.


Thanks for any help or pointers you can provide.


Martin Malinics
Network Manager
Coatesville Area School District

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