It sounded to me like he was trying to create the initial image
(vcld -setup).

In the past, I've run into what sounded like the same problem.

I typically build the initial image as a vmware guest(the vmware guest
uses the target ip configuration, cygwin added, etc), and then I use 'vcld -setup' to create the initial image.

I have run into the situation where the 'vcld -setup' would start the
image creation process, abort, and complain the host was in
'maintenance'. It wouldn't work until I changed the state to 'available'

I figured that he followed the instructions, and already linked
the vmware guest to the vmware host, and he was trying to
create an initial image from the vmware guest

On 11/10/2011 8:53 AM, Josh Thompson wrote:
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Actually, you don't want to put the vmhost machine into the available state.
It needs to be in the vmhostinuse state.

The VMs on your vmhost server need to be assigned to the vmhost.  To do this,
go to Virtual Hosts, select your vmhost, and click Configure Host.  After
that, you should see your VMs in the list of unassigned VMs.  Select the VMs,
and click the<-Add button to add them to your vmhost.


On Thursday November 10, 2011, James O'Dell wrote:
It's not necessary to create an image from a physical machine
(probably won't work for a vmguest anyway).

But, the vcl manager must think the vcl computer is 'available'

Here's how to change a computer's state to 'available'

Manage Computers =>
        [X] Computer Utilities
        Submit =>
                [X] vmhostname1
                Change state of or delete selected computers[available]
                Confirm Change =>


On 11/10/2011 7:14 AM, Juanjo wrote:
First at all, many thanks Josh,

As I said in my first mail, I have two machines or servers. One is a VCL
node with all configuration as I have followed from VCL documentation.
The other server i a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with VMware Server 2.0. In this
last server I have two virtual machines that I have added to VCL as
documentation said.

After that I have tried to add image from one of this virtual machines
to VCL node with vcld -setup but I faced one message that it is
impossible to create image because the machines are in "maintanance"
mode, as documentation said. Thus I can not to advance in the
configuration. Is it necessary to create image with vcld -setup from a
physical machine?

Many thank again in advance,

Josh Thompson wrote:
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Welcome to the VCL community!  This is definitely the correct list to
use for VCL (non-development) related questions.

After you have imported the image using 'vcld -setup', you'll need to
add the image to an image group.

On the Privileges page, make sure there is a node with either your
userid or a user group you are a member of granted the"imageCheckOut"
permissions.  Also, at the same node, make sure the image group you
added the image to is granted the"available"  attribute.

Those two things should get you passed the"You don't have access to any
environments and, therefore, cannot make any reservations."  error

We also have a chat room on freenode (IRC) that you can join to get more
real- time support - #asfvcl.


On Tuesday November 08, 2011, Juanjo wrote:
Hello everybody,

We are writing from Universitat Autònama de Barcelona Engineering
School computer support department. We are trying to install one VCL
node with a VMware Server Host as provisioning machine. I have
followed the installation process specified in next URL:

I have two servers, one with Debian 6 with MySQL and the VCL package
installed, apache-VCL-2.2.1-incubating.tar.bz2. Also I have another
server with Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS with VMware Server installed with
two virtual machines. These virtual machines have Windows XP.

I have followed all configuration process specified in the above URL
but when I try to make a reservation, I viewed the message"You don't
have access to any environments and, therefore, cannot make any

I don't know if I am writing to the correct mail, but if it is not the
correct place, please can you inform me about how I get support about
this, I will be to much grateful about information.

Many thanks in advance,

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VCL Developer
North Carolina State University

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Juanjo Rodríguez Guerra
SIEE - Escola d'Enginyeria - Edifici Q
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Telèfons: 93 581 34 89
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North Carolina State University

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Jim O'Dell
Network Analyst
California State University Fullerton
Phone: (657) 278-2256

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