What about if we want to have ESXi as an image that can be deployed on number of identical servers? Will that require xcat underneath, or can we just capture the base esxi as image and then deploy it. If so, are there anything specific before capturing that image?
Anu Chirinos University Technology Services Office: 305-348-0275, Cell 786-712-9025 ________________________________________ From: Aaron Peeler [fapee...@ncsu.edu] Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:27 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Virtualizing the Virtualization Server Yes. This requires xCAT http://xcat.sourceforge.net/ xCAT is fairly straight forward and well supported for the IBM bladeCenter hardware, but has worked with other hardware also. The xCAT developers are mostly IBMers - hardware group. Some xCAT pre-install steps. 1) Make to include the private IP addresses of your blades or phyiscal machines in the management nodes /etc/hosts file 2) make a copy of your existing dhcpd.conf file The xcat starting point documentation is: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/xcat/index.php?title=Setting_Up_a_Linux_xCAT_Mgmt_Node Once xcat is installed you will need to follow these steps to add support for partimage, this is the component that does the imaging. https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-partimage-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html Aaron On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Evelio Quiros <evq...@fiu.edu> wrote: > Hello, > First, thanks for all the helpful advice. We were able to get up and going > thanks to you all. > Is it possible to capture the image of the Vmware server itself, and then > replicate it to other bare metal server? > Is there some documentation on that procedure? > Thanks Again, > Al Quiros -- Aaron Peeler Program Manager Virtual Computing Lab NC State University All electronic mail messages in connection with State business which are sent to or received by this account are subject to the NC Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.