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Re: [Condor-users] Getting 6.8.6 for Solaris 9?
- Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:20:11 -0500
- From: "Ian Chesal" <ICHESAL@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] Getting 6.8.6 for Solaris 9?
> So far I've only been able to look at an ESX Server version
> 2.5.1, which does
> have some of the capabilities that VM Universe needs (the
> script is called
> vmware-cmd, instead of vmrun [which I take to be the norm on
> Linux anyway]).
I replied to your email yesterday about getting you a newer version of
ESX server but the message bounced back. Just sent it again to your
> Unfortunately, it does not seem to support snapshots from the
> command line,
> which is rather crippling to the VM Universe, as it does not
> allow for the
> differences to be sent back to the submit-host. But if you
> don't need that
> functionality, then that's irrelevant.
That's unfortunate. Does that mean you can't migrate a running condor VM
universe session? That you'd lose forward progress?
> The version I looked at will also need to have mkisofs added,
> as VM Universe
> uses this to simulate input files as CD-ROM images. It may take some
> experimenting, but I don't see any reason why it would not
> work on an ESX
> server, if one were to consider all the VMs on it as
> pre-stanged (instead of
> transferring them as part of the job, which is also an
> option). Fortunately the
> interface logic for VM Universe has been off-loaded to a Perl
> script, so any
> modification that are required would most likely go there.
Sounds good. Thanks for looking this.
> Hope that helps.
It does. It's always easier if the first pass is done by you guys in
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