Thanks Gerhard,

That was my problem.  I put the image into VCL the manual way, like you would 
for version 2.1 so that file never got created.  I made a new image from the 
base image and it put the file in it for me.

Thanks again,

-Patrick

On Mar 31, 2011, at 1:30 PM, Hartl, Gerhard L. wrote:

> I would suggest looking at your image capture log to see why it couldn't 
> create\append the currentimage.txt file.
> 
> I've been in the habit of doing a 'touch /home/root/currentimage.txt' within 
> Cygwin to create a blank currentimage.txt before I perform a capture. The 
> capture process then appends with the image name and version.  This is then 
> read in when a reservation is made to check if it's the appropriate image and 
> version.
> 
> - Gerhard Hartl
> Old Dominion University
> Norfolk, VA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Patrick Sigmon [mailto:jpsig...@ncsu.edu] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:16 PM
> To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: unnecessary reload
> 
> Hey Guys,
> 
> My reservations will always reload at the beginning of the reservation 
> processes even if the vmguest is currently loaded with the desired image.  
> Looking at the output from the vcld.log, it appears that the issue is with a 
> file it can't find called currentimage.txt.  Any ideas on how to fix this?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Patrick Sigmon
> 
> |20552|417:417|new| ---- WARNING ----
> |20552|417:417|new| 2011-03-31 
> 12:42:40|20552|417:417|new|OS.pm:get_currentimage_txt_contents(161)|failed to 
> retrieve currentimage.txt from vmguest-10, exit status: 1, output:
> |20552|417:417|new| cat: /home/root/currentimage.txt: No such file or 
> |20552|directory 417:417|new| ( 0) OS.pm, get_currentimage_txt_contents 
> |20552|(line: 161) 417:417|new| (-1) OS.pm, get_current_image_name 
> |20552|(line: 197) 417:417|new| (-2) VMware.pm, node_status (line: 941) 
> |20552|417:417|new| (-3) new.pm, reload_image (line: 533) 417:417|new| 
> |20552|(-4) new.pm, process (line: 282) 417:417|new| (-5) vcld, 
> |20552|make_new_child (line: 568)
> 
> 
> |20552|417:417|new| ---- WARNING ----
> |20552|417:417|new| 2011-03-31 
> |20552|12:42:40|20552|417:417|new|OS.pm:get_current_image_name(201)|fail
> |20552|ed to retrieve currentimage.txt contents from vmguest-10 
> |20552|417:417|new| ( 0) OS.pm, get_current_image_name (line: 201) 
> |20552|417:417|new| (-1) VMware.pm, node_status (line: 941) 417:417|new| 
> |20552|(-2) new.pm, reload_image (line: 533) 417:417|new| (-3) new.pm, 
> |20552|process (line: 282) 417:417|new| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 
> |20552|568) 417:417|new| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
> 
> 2011-03-31 12:42:40|20552|417:417|new|VMware.pm:node_status(945)|unable to 
> retrieve image name from currentimage.txt on VM vmguest-10, returning 'RELOAD'
> 2011-03-31 12:42:40|20552|417:417|new|new.pm:reload_image(544)|node_status 
> returned a hash reference
> 2011-03-31 12:42:40|20552|417:417|new|new.pm:reload_image(549)|node_status 
> hash reference contains key {status}=RELOAD
> 2011-03-31 12:42:40|20552|417:417|new|new.pm:reload_image(624)|node status is 
> RELOAD, vmguest-10 will be reloaded
> 
> 
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