VMWare

  • Work out of the box
  • PXE boot works
  • 64bit works

Virtual Box

  • PXE boot works
  • No 64bit guests on Mac OS (should come)

Parallels Desktop

  • no PXE boot with version 3 (version 4 works)
  • 64bit works with version 4 (version 3 ???)
  • Use test version of version 4 (Upgarde is on the way)
  • Some crashes will installing AliEn (No idea what happens)

Installing GSI Debian Etch on the Virtual Machines

  • Get Ip address for virtual machine from User Help Desk. The machine name should be lxcbmgrid***, where * is a number (eg. 003).
  • Add the machine to the configuration scripts of FAI (Stefan Haller)
  • Change boot sequence of the Virtual Machine that Boot from Net (PXE) is the first item
  • Start virtual machine
  • If the boot prompt shows up type fetch64 which does all the work
  • If asked for reboot the Virtual Machine
  • Add user cbmgrid and uhlig to people who could login on the machine
  • Give user cbmgrid and uhlig sudo rights on the machine
  • install any additionaly needed software (tkdiff)

Problems with login to a virtual machine running SLC 6

There is a problem when a SLC6 machine gets a new Mac-Adress. In such a case a new network device is created and it is immpossible to acces the machine via ssh. The solution is to start the vncviewer to access the console, log in and remove the udev file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules with the wrong information. After reboot the file is automatically recreated. Probably one has to edit the file after reboot and change eth1 to eth0 and also correct the MAC address in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. A detailed description can be found here

-- FlorianUhlig - 10 Dec 2008
Topic revision: r3 - 01 Jul 2015, FlorianUhlig
 
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