Hi All.

I'm trying to capture a base image using xCAT module - the server is bare-metal 
CentOS5.7. 
The process starts OK, able to communicate with the node and then fails when 
trying to create .tmpl file. 

xCAT is installed and configured on the management node. 
partimage rpm is installed as well. 

Do you know what could be the issue? 

Thank you for your help.

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2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(827)|nodetype 
modified, node bc1-7, image name centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1065)|attempting to 
create tmpl file for image: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2084)|management 
node identifier argument was not specified
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2115)|attempting 
to determine template path for image:
|12755|275:261|image| image name: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
|12755|275:261|image| OS install type: partimage
|12755|275:261|image| OS source path: image
|12755|275:261|image| xCAT 2.x OS source path: image
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2123)|returning: 
/opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2084)|management 
node identifier argument was not specified
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2115)|attempting 
to determine template path for image:
|12755|275:261|image| image name: centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
|12755|275:261|image| OS install type: partimage
|12755|275:261|image| OS source path: image
|12755|275:261|image| xCAT 2.x OS source path: image
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_image_template_path(2123)|returning: 
/opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:get_computer_private_ip_address(1557)|returning
 private IP address previously retrieved: 10.3.1.27
2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:is_inblockrequest(6164)|zero 
rows were returned from database select
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:get_image_affiliation_name(2035)|image
 owner id: 1
2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2710)|database 
requested (information_schema) does not match handle stored in $ENV{dbh} 
(vcl:10.3.1.214)
2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2761)|database 
handle stored in $ENV{dbh}
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:retrieve_user_data(1352)|attempting
 to retrieve and store data for user: user.id = '1'
2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2710)|database 
requested (vcl) does not match handle stored in $ENV{dbh} 
(information_schema:10.3.1.214)
2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:getnewdbh(2761)|database 
handle stored in $ENV{dbh}
2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|DataStructure.pm:retrieve_user_data(1415)|data has 
been retrieved for user: admin (id: 1)
2012-02-21 16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|utils.pm:mail(1268)|SUCCESS -- Sending 
mail To: dcheb...@gmu.edu, PROBLEM -- 
275:261|image|xCAT2.pm|bc1-7|centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0|admin
|12755|275:261|image| ---- CRITICAL ---- 
|12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_get_base_template_filename(2170)|failed 
to find suitable base image template file in /opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/image
|12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm, _get_base_template_filename (line: 2170)
|12755|275:261|image| (-1) xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1075)
|12755|275:261|image| (-2) xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
|12755|275:261|image| (-3) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
|12755|275:261|image| (-5) vcld, main (line: 346)
|12755|275:261|image| ---- WARNING ---- 
|12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:_create_template(1077)|base template 
filename could not be determined
|12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm, _create_template (line: 1077)
|12755|275:261|image| (-1) xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 836)
|12755|275:261|image| (-2) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
|12755|275:261|image| (-4) vcld, main (line: 346)
|12755|275:261|image| ---- WARNING ---- 
|12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|xCAT2.pm:capture(840)|failed to create .tmpl file 
for centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
|12755|275:261|image| ( 0) xCAT2.pm, capture (line: 840)
|12755|275:261|image| (-1) image.pm, process (line: 162)
|12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
|12755|275:261|image| (-3) vcld, main (line: 346)
|12755|275:261|image| ---- WARNING ---- 
|12755|275:261|image| 2012-02-21 
16:22:30|12755|275:261|image|image.pm:process(166)|centos5image-xcatcentos5v474-v0
 image failed to be captured by provisioning module
|12755|275:261|image| ( 0) image.pm, process (line: 166)
|12755|275:261|image| (-1) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
|12755|275:261|image| (-2) vcld, main (line: 346)



On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 , Aaron Peeler wrote:

> Yes, we're using the latest xCAT version.
> 
> -A
> 
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Kumar, Amit H. <ahku...@odu.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Dmitri,
>> 
>> We use xCAT 2.5.2; I am not a pro to say if xCAT 2.6.x will work.
>> May be Aaron and his group could say more.
>> 
>> Thank you,
>> Amit
>> 
>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
>>> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 11:37 AM
>>> To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Thank you.
>>> 
>>> What version of xCat do you use? Since VCL supports xCat 2.x, is it
>>> safe to use latest xCat 2.6.10? Thanks.
>>> 
>>> On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:27 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Dmitri,
>>>> 
>>>> SUMAVI link that you have is a real good one, I blindly followed it
>>> and then slowly things started to make more sense once it worked.
>>>> Also xCAT forum was very helpful.
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> Amit
>>>> 
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
>>>>> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:15 AM
>>>>> To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org; aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
>>>>> Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thank you, I hope we can make it work in our environment as well...
>>>>> 
>>>>> I keep searching and reading xCat docs - here is good one ->
>>>>> http://sumavi.com/books/xcat-administrators-guide.
>>>>> BTW, if you have any docs outside of xcat.org site, please share...
>>>>> At this point I'm looking for xCat overview docs, i.e. to understand
>>>>> the process.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Looks like xCat makes extensive use of DHCP server to manage nodes.
>>>>> Are you using different DHCPd servers for VCL VMs and xCat nodes, or
>>>>> just keep everything on one DHCP server and being careful with which
>>>>> MAC gets what?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks again for your help...
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:30 , Aaron Peeler wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Dmitri,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Just to add to Amit, comments.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We use xCAT extensively here at ncsu. From provisioning end-user
>>>>>> desktops and our hypervisors. xCAT very helpful when needed to
>>>>> install
>>>>>> a chassis full of blades with esxi.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> As your installing xCAT  You'll want to review
>>>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/VCL/adding-support-for-partimage-and-
>>>>> partimag
>>>>>> e-ng-to-xcat-2x-unofficial.html We added in VCL support for
>>>>>> partimage
>>>>>> - which is used to capture the disk images of end-user
>>>>>> environments/desktops for windows and linux.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> When your adding nodes to vcl through the manage computers tool,
>>>>>> make sure to choose "xCAT 2.x" .  If your doing windows bare-metal,
>>>>>> you'll also need to include sysprep and related mass storage
>>> drivers
>>>>>> so it can be reloaded successfully.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> For sysprep review step 8 on this page:
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/VCL+2.2.1+Management+
>>>>> N
>>>>>> ode+Installation
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hope this info helps,
>>>>>> Aaron
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov
>>> <dcheb...@gmu.edu>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Amit,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Thanks a lot.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:57 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Hi Dmitri,
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> You general idea is correct to my best understanding.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> "Install Path" in the Edit management Node will be the path for
>>>>> xCAT(bare metal) image repository. In addition when you configure
>>> the
>>>>> "Site" table in xCAT you will set the "installdir" to point to the
>>>>> location where you will store your images.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> We have IBM E Blade Chassis with HS22 blade servers.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>>> Amit
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>> From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:44 PM
>>>>>>>>> To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: VCL and xCat
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Amit,
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I'm trying to get general idea about xCat/VCL : so, basically
>>>>>>>>> xCat needs to be installed and configured on VCL Mgm node(s)
>>>>>>>>> before it can be used with VCL, and I should be able to
>>>>>>>>> successfully provision xCat nodes/clients with different images.
>>>>>>>>> Once xCat is working then I can add bare-metal computers - blade
>>>>>>>>> with xCat 2.x engine. Does it sound right?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> How do you tell VCL where to get image files for xCat nodes - is
>>>>> it
>>>>>>>>> 'Install Path' setting under Management Nodes -> Edit management
>>>>>>>>> node information?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> What kind of hardware do you have for xCat nodes? Are those IBM
>>>>>>>>> blade servers or/and PCs?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Feb 9, 2012, at 15:16 , Kumar, Amit H. wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> We do not need an additional/dedicated server to do both xCAT
>>>>>>>>>> and VCL
>>>>>>>>> together, your management node can serve as your xCAT server.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> I would recommend getting xCAT to work by itself before using
>>>>>>>>>> VCL to
>>>>>>>>> manage your images and guest OS.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> This has worked well for us so far.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> :Amit
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>>>> From: dcheb...@gmu.edu [mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu]
>>>>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:03 PM
>>>>>>>>>>> To: vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
>>>>>>>>>>> Subject: VCL and xCat
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Hi All
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Anyone is using xCat with VCL?
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> I have generic question about xCat and VCL - where do I start?
>>>>>>>>>>> Do I need working xCat environment before I can add it to VCL?
>>>>>>>>>>> Does xCat need dedicated server? Or does it run on the VCL
>>>>>>>>> management
>>>>>>>>>>> node?
>>>>>>>>>>> Are there any special hardware requirements for xCat
>>> "clients"?
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> -----------------
>>>>>>>>> Dmitri Chebotarov
>>>>>>>>> dcheb...@gmu.edu
>>>>>>>>> 703-993-6175
>>>>>>>>> -----------------
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> -----------------
>>>>>>> Dmitri Chebotarov
>>>>>>> dcheb...@gmu.edu
>>>>>>> 703-993-6175
>>>>>>> -----------------
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> 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.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----------------
>>>>> Dmitri Chebotarov
>>>>> dcheb...@gmu.edu
>>>>> 703-993-6175
>>>>> -----------------
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Thank you.
>>> 
>>> -----------------
>>> Dmitri Chebotarov
>>> dcheb...@gmu.edu
>>> 703-993-6175
>>> -----------------
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 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.




Thank you.

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Dmitri Chebotarov
dcheb...@gmu.edu
703-993-6175
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