[PVE-User] BUG: VM fails to start with no error message if ISO image not found
martin at proxmox.com
Tue Feb 16 14:59:19 CET 2010
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-
> bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Flavio Stanchina
> Sent: Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010 14:49
> To: pve-user
> Subject: [PVE-User] BUG: VM fails to start with no error message if ISO
> image not found
> I was trying to start a VM, but it wouldn't start and there was no
> meaningful error message anywhere: not in the web UI, not in the Logs
> page, not in the system logs. The log just said this:
> Feb 16 10:44:41 proxmox1 pvedaemon: starting VM 103 on node 1
> Feb 16 10:44:41 proxmox1 qm: VM 103 start
> Feb 16 10:44:41 proxmox1 pvedaemon: VM 103 start failed -
> Then I realized what the problem could be. Since the ISO storage was
> becoming a mess, yesterday I renamed a few ISO images to tidy up.
> Unfortunately, that VM's CD-ROM was still pointing at the ISO image I
> used for installation, which was one of those I renamed.
> If it were a production machine, I would have panicked long before I
> realized what was wrong...
> I guess PVE should check if the disk images are where they're supposed
> to be, before running kvm.
> I'd also try to capture the error message(s) and report them in the
> if at all possible. If an ISO (or disk) image is missing, kvm will
> an error message like this:
> qemu: could not open disk image /mnt/pve/iso/...
This is no bug, its behavior by design. The error message is already displayed on the admin GUI, see Administration/Logs/Tasks (see attached screenshot)
We think of placing these logs somewhere else (better visible), you are not the first one didn´t get this.
> Flavio Stanchina
> Informatica e Servizi
> Trento - Italy
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> pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
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