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How to Create Linux Images
Submitted by fapeeler on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 12:05
How to create a VCL Linux image environment.
Tips & Tricks:
When processing an image for creation, the vcl system cleans or modifies out several locations to make the image suitable for VCL to reload and other users.
The exclude the files from being modified. Add the full file path to an exclude file /root/.vclcontrol/vcl_exclude_list
VCL Post load and reserve scripts
VCL post scripts allow for customization after a node is loaded or reserved. If these scripts exists in the default location they will be excuted at their designated times. These scripts are often used for cluster on demand or handlling custom tasks that are local to the node.
The scripts are:
Save the Image
When you're done configuring the remote computer and are ready to save the image:
After about 20-25 minutes, you will receive an email saying your image ready for testing when the image creation process is done (occasionally, if there is a lot of software installed in the image or if the system is extremely busy, this can take as long as 90 minutes).
Grant access to use the image
Once you have tested that the image works correctly, access to use the image will need to be granted to other users. If you have the appropriate access, you can follow the instructions on granting access to new images. If you don't have access to everything mentioned there, you will need to contact your IT support to have it done.
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