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VM is stuck in bootup

asked 2017-07-18 09:13:38 -0500

Beny gravatar image

updated 2017-07-18 09:19:09 -0500

I have moved a VM from Xen hypervisor to Openstack which runs on KVM hypervisor. I have downloaded the xen VM snapshot in XVA format and converted the checksum files into RAW (.img) format. Uploaded the image into glance image repository and launched a new VM instance. Currently the instance is stuck in the page and it hangs there in openstack vnc console.

[*** ] A start job is running for dev-mapp..root.device (40min 18s / no limit)

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The image is RHEL 7 Operating system and it had only one disk 100G.

Please help!!

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Googling for "A start job is running for dev-mapper" yields a few 100 results; many seem to point to LUKS. You need to find the one that best fits your situation.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-07-18 19:11:22 -0500 )edit

Other suggestions:

Launch a VM from that image without OpenStack. Interrupt Grub and boot into single-user mode, or use system startup debugging (personally I don't know how to debug these; I would use Google to find startup troubleshooting procedures).

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-07-18 19:14:06 -0500 )edit

Thanks Bernd for you suggestions. I already tried to run it in the single user mode, nothing was helping using the virt-viewer.

Beny gravatar imageBeny ( 2017-07-20 02:30:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-07-19 14:38:48 -0500

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Hi, to migrate your Xen instances to KVM you have to add some virtio kernel modules to the VMs image. Within the VM you can find the modules by running find /lib/modules/ -name *virtio*, add them all or just a few to the initrd (if dracut is installed): dracut --add-drivers "virtio virtio_scsi.ko <AND_SO_ON>" --force. This did the trick for us. You would have to upload the instances again, of course. Hope this helps!

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@eblock, you saved my day. It worked and thanks a lot!!

Beny gravatar imageBeny ( 2017-07-20 09:31:20 -0500 )edit

Great, I'm glad I could help :-)

eblock gravatar imageeblock ( 2017-07-21 10:54:55 -0500 )edit

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