Could I extend existing ESXi.pm module at
Everyhing you described seems to be already in place - entry for esxi OS
(OSid), module name/path.
On Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 14:56 , Andy Kurth wrote:
> You could create an ESXi.pm OS module. It would inherit from Linux.pm
> since some of the Linux subroutines will work under ESXi. The module
> would reside at:
> Entries would have to be added to the module and OS tables in the
> database. Set your image.OSid value to the new value you enter in the
> OS table.
> Some of the subroutines in Linux.pm already work as you have noticed.
> I changed a few of them a while back to work with ESXi of them to
> which are called by the VMware.pm provisioning module when SSH is used
> to control the VM host. For the ones which don't work, you would
> define subroutines in ESXi.pm to override the ones in Linux.pm or
> OS.pm such as create_user.
> For the networking problems, you would probably define a post_load
> subroutine in ESXi.pm which performs operations necessary to configure
> the virtual switches appropriately such as running esxcfg-vswitch and
> This would be very useful for us at NCSU. I would be happy to help
> get this added.
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov <dcheb...@gmu.edu
> (mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu)> wrote:
> > I'm not looking for nested hypervisors - this would work for someone who
> > wants to play/study ESXi server. But even in this case VCL needs a module to
> > handle ESXi reservation - this step would fail for nested esxi as well…
> > How would I add/use/load a new pm module for ESXi reservation? I plan to use
> > ESXi image along with a Windows sub-image with vSphere client, so ESXi
> > server won't need public IP address in this case…
> > I only need to address reservation steps (ie. get IP, add user, etc.) -
> > xCAT/VCL already handles ESXi install process.
> > Thanks.
> > --
> > Dmitri Chebotarov
> > Virtual Computing Lab Systems Engineer, TSD - Ent Servers & Messaging
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> > On Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 14:04 , Mike Haudenschild wrote:
> > There is definitely a performance penalty for running ESXi as a guest OS. I
> > don't think the hardware virtualization features of the CPU can be passed on
> > to an ESXi guest, which also means no 64-bit guests inside the ESXi guest.
> > Suggest reading the notes on this blog:
> > http://www.vcritical.com/2009/05/vmware-esx-4-can-even-virtualize-itself/
> > Regards,
> > Mike
> > On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 13:59, Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
> > (mailto:aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu)> wrote:
> > Definitely doable.
> > Also might be worth doing it within a ESXi server. Nested hypervisor -
> > possibly a bit better control on which networks are visible.
> > With the connection methods in the next release, you could define
> > vsphere client as the connection method.
> > Aaron P.
> > On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov <dcheb...@gmu.edu
> > (mailto:dcheb...@gmu.edu)> wrote:
> > > Hi, All
> > >
> > > Is it posible to add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL, so users can make reservation
> > > for ESXi 4.1 server?
> > > May be someone else already has it working…. May be there is separate
> > > module
> > > for ESXi support?
> > >
> > > I have configured xCAT/VCL and I'm able to reload a blade with ESXi 4.1
> > > using kickstart script via Manage Computers.
> > > But when a user makes reservation for ESXi 4.1 - it fails. So far it fails
> > > for two reasons - no Public interface and cannot create user on ESXi
> > > hosts.
> > > VCL is using Linux.pm module and ESXi doesn't support it.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > > --
> > > Dmitri Chebotarov
> > > Virtual Computing Lab Systems Engineer, TSD - Ent Servers & Messaging
> > > 223 Aquia Building, Ffx, MSN: 1B5
> > > Phone: (703) 993-6175
> > > Fax: (703) 993-3404
> > >
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> > Aaron Peeler
> > Program Manager
> > Virtual Computing Lab
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