I made some updates to the following page:

See the "Network Storage Only - No Repository" example at the bottom.
I think this is close to your environment.


On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Mike Haudenschild <m...@longsight.com> wrote:
> Hi Al,
> I'm assuming that you're mounting the NFS shares on ESXi hosts, and using
> those shares as the datastores for the 8 VM hosts.
> If you're using "local storage" as the VM host profile, the the management
> node retrieves the requested image from a centralized location, copies it to
> the VM host, and then starts that image up on the target host.  In this set
> up, the management node is the component of VCL that needs to be aware of
> the location of the image repository.
> If you're using "network storage" as the VM host profile, the images are NOT
> captured to the management node's repository path during image capture.  It
> assumes all the hosts are using the same network storage.  It sounds like
> this might be your current setting.
> Check out the "VM Disk" parameter in the virtual host profile (scroll about
> 4/5 down):
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VMware+Configuration
> Check which VM host profile you're using:
> Click Virtual Hosts
> Select one of your 8 VM hosts from the pull-down
> Click Configure Host
> The current VM host profile is shown below
> Check where the management node is expecting images to be located:
> Click Management Nodes
> Click Submit (edit management node information)
> Click the Edit button next to a management node
> Check what's in the Install Path box
> Regards,
> Mike
> --
> Mike Haudenschild
> Education Systems Manager
> Longsight Group
> (740) 599-5005 x809
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> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 15:46, Evelio Quiros <evq...@fiu.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Having a bit of a problem, and I guess it might be an assumption that I am
>> making…
>> I have 8 VM servers on VCL. Each server is attached to NFS disks. These
>> are separate NFS shares for each VM server.
>> I capture a base image on one server. I can reload any computer attached
>> to that server with that image. That part is ok.
>> The trouble comes when I try to reload a computer attached to a different
>> VM server. VCL complains that it cant find the base image.
>> I was under the impression that VCL knew where the base image resides, and
>> transfers it to the host computer.
>> At least, that was what the info under "pending" said it was doing.
>> So, my question is…
>> Do the NFS shares for multiple VM servers need to be the same mount point
>> ?
>> Can't I have VCL find the base image on whatever VM server it was created
>> ?
>> Thanks,
>> Al Quiros
>> Florida International University

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