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windows server 2012 r2 standard image wont boot it was getting blue screen error in openstack

asked 2017-08-23 02:25:43 -0600

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updated 2017-08-23 13:30:46 -0600

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I was created windows server 2012 r2 qcow2 image using virt-install.I have installed cloudbase software in the qcow2 image. Then I was registered that image in centos7 openstack(newton) cloud. After that i was launched using with that image. I am getting blue screen error.


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my_ip = xx.xx.xx.xx
use_neutron = True
enabled_apis = osapi_compute,metadata
firewall_driver = nova.virt.firewall.NoopFirewallDriver
transport_url = rabbit://openstack:rabbit@xx.xx.xx.xx
allow_duplicate_networks = True
disk_allocation_ratio = 4.0
os_region_name = RegionOne
api_servers = http://xx.xx.xx.xx:9292
auth_uri = http://xx.xx.xx.xx:5000
auth_url = http://xx.xx.xx.xx:35357
memcached_servers = xx.xx.xx.xx:11211
auth_type = password
project_domain_name = default
user_domain_name = default
project_name = service
username = nova
password = service_pass
service_metadata_proxy = True
metadata_proxy_shared_secret = mystack
url = http://xx.xx.xx.xx:9696
auth_url = http://xx.xx.xx.xx:35357
auth_type = password
project_domain_name = default
user_domain_name = default
region_name = RegionOne
project_name = service
username = neutron
password = service_pass
lock_path = /var/lib/nova/tmp
vnc_enabled = True
vncserver_listen =
vncserver_proxyclient_address = xx.xx.xx.xx
novncproxy_base_url = http://xx.xx.xx.xx:6080/vnc_auto.html
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Try to attach the windows ISO file to the instance, I had a similar issue. You'll probably also need the virtio drivers, see this. This helped to launch windows instances in openstack.

eblock gravatar imageeblock ( 2017-08-23 02:32:51 -0600 )edit

hi bro, I have some below questions :-

  1. windows iso and virtio iso we need convert disk format as qcow2 or not ?
  2. windows iso and virtion we need to register in the openstack cloud or not?
  3. how to attach the iso and virtio iso to instance ?
vinothkumar gravatar imagevinothkumar ( 2017-08-23 12:55:46 -0600 )edit

First you create the windows image as described in the link, if that works you upload it to openstack, the disk format is dependent on your storage backend. If you want to be able to install windows VMs from within openstack, you'll have to upload the virtio.iso as a glance image (iso format).

eblock gravatar imageeblock ( 2017-08-24 07:18:40 -0600 )edit

To attach an iso to an instance you first need to create a volume from that iso and attach that volume to an instance. This way you can perform OS installations within openstack.

eblock gravatar imageeblock ( 2017-08-24 07:20:36 -0600 )edit

Hello, to boot iso instance on nova compute you need to have volume.

Praveen N gravatar imagePraveen N ( 2017-08-29 00:18:31 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-08-24 08:16:53 -0600

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Hi, Can you try download the Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard image which is available in this link, ( and then , Unzip it and upload it to glance and see if you can create instances from it. I have it successfully running in my setup.

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