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Non-Ubuntu Images from VirtualBox not running correctly

asked 2013-07-18 15:52:23 -0600

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I have several VMDKs that I brought over from VirtualBox. They all run fine on VirtualBox. They are set up to run DHCP from eth1 and pulls everything just fine from VBox. I shut down the images on VBox, import the .VMDK files into OpenStack using glance via command line, or from the GUI, and the images load without errors. All images are set up with Bridged adapters.

To start, using a Centos image... I bring it up, no networking. Removed the HWADDR from the ifcfg-eth1 file, and deleted the 70-persistent-net.rules file. Rebooted and same thing. I checked my Vbox image and it is configured to have a Bridged Adapter, same as my 30-40 Ubuntu images which work with no issues.

I am running Quantum/Openvswitch on Grizzly.

This has to be something simple and stupid, so someone must've solved this already.

Also, I am having trouble with Windows 2012. That image just stays in the spawning mode forever.

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answered 2013-07-22 16:10:58 -0600

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the only issue that we had with centos images was it couldn't communicate meta data service , so we could not access the instance with ssh keys if that your issue to try to disable apipa by doing

vi /etc/sysconfig/network

Append the following directive: NOZEROCONF=yes

re upload your image it should communicate with meta service as expected and get instance information hostname and ssh keys

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Thanks. This worked.

OldParrothead gravatar imageOldParrothead ( 2013-07-23 07:20:43 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-07-29 08:59:55 -0600

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FYI.... Windows 2012 and Windows 2008 were licensing issues (sorry if I forgot that Microsoft is such a pain about that). They took close an hour to start up, then went into a state where all they would do is basically display a "fix me" screen. Then, it couldn't fix itself, so I was stuck in an endless loop. Somebody else I know had had this before, and fixed it by building everything on Openstack.

Centos issues were fixed with answers above.

Haven't cleared up Solaris, yet, but hear that will be a field day. None of the suggested solution on the net have worked for this yet.

Thanks, all.

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