II D. Modify Existing Image

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1. Setup rrCloudConnector



VM Image:

You can 




We provide some ready-to-use images for a rrCloudConnector.
They can be used for all render jobs that use RR Shared Executables (Which do not require apps to be installed locally)

E.g. Arnold Standalone or Nuke, if you have setup Nuke as Shared Executable.

Important Note:   Smaller images create faster and boot up faster.  (We recommand the 30GB or 60GB total VM size)


OS

Installed

rrCloudConnector Settings

CentOS 7.3

27GB free

(30GB total)


  • rrCloudService
  • mc (Midnight commander)
  • Lib packages that are required to run Maya,  Nuke, Houdini, Modo and join an Active Directory/domain are installed.


VM Storage:                   royalrenderpublic

VM storage SAS token:   (none, enter nothing)
VM Image filename:         Empty-Linux.vhd

Windows 2016

16 GB free

(30GB total)

  • rrCloudService
  • Windows Component cleanup executed
  • All Windows Server Feature installers are removed
  • NVidia K80 Drivers
  • Total Commander  c:\totalcmd\TOTALCMD64.EXE

VM Storage:                   royalrenderpublic

VM storage SAS token:   (none, enter nothing)
VM Image filename:         Empty-Win2016-30GB-K80.vhd

Windows 2016

46 GB free

(60GB total)

  • CloudService
  • Windows Component cleanup executed
  • All Windows Server Feature installers are removed
  • NVidia K80 Drivers
  • Total Commander  c:\totalcmd\TOTALCMD64.EXE

VM Storage:                   royalrenderpublic

VM storage SAS token:   (none, enter nothing)
VM Image filename:         Empty-Win2016-60GB-K80.vhd

Windows 2016

108 GB free

(120GB total)

  • CloudService
  • Windows Component cleanup executed
  • All Windows Server Feature installers are removed
  • NVidia K80 Drivers
  • Total Commander  c:\totalcmd\TOTALCMD64.EXE

VM Storage:                   royalrenderpublic

VM storage SAS token:   (none, enter nothing)
VM Image filename:         EmptyEmpty-Win2016-120GB-K80.vhd

Windows 2016 Core

23 GB free

(30GB total)

  • CloudService
  • Windows Component cleanup executed
  • All Windows Server Feature installers are removed
  • NVidia K80 Drivers
  • Total Commander  c:\totalcmd\TOTALCMD64.EXE

VM Storage:                   royalrenderpublic

VM storage SAS token:   (none, enter nothing)
VM Image filename:         Empty-Win2016Core-30GB-K80.vhd









2. Create VM via rrCloudManager 



3. Modify the image



Use the temp drive!

You have a few options to get your installer files to the VM.

In any case you should ALWAYS copy the files to the VMs temp SSD drive.
The drive is located in D: on Windows   and    /mnt/resources on Linux.
If you extract installers (Like Autodesk), extract it to the temp drive as well.
This keeps the system drive less cluttered and clean.

Note: DO NOT change the temp drive location. RR uses it while rendering!



GPU Image:

If your source image was already a GPU image, then please be sure the driver installation completed.
Check the Device manager if the GPUs are listed and the task manager (tab details) if the process drvinst.exe in still running.

RR installed?

In case this image does not have the rrCloud applications installed, please see II C. Create New Image, step 3



4.  "Capture Image"


Continue with the section  >> "II C. Create New Image" / "3. Install the RR cloud service" to use the latest version of the rrCloudService.


Afterwards, continue with the next step 5:


5.  "III. Capture Image"


Continue with the section  >> III. Capture Image 


Afterwards, continue with the next step 6:



6. Delete Resource Group