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How to power on or start all VMs of HP Helion, after restart the server or workstation.

asked 2014-12-02 07:06:24 -0500

Nesta Guo gravatar image

Hi All,

Last week I had been installed HP Helion(virtual installation) in Z600 workstation. then everything is ok. Today I restart my Z600 workstation, afterwards **I find all VMs(seed VM, overcloud and undercloud VM and so on) cannot start.** I don't find any script for starting VMs. so who can help me for this? Many Thanks.

Regards Nesta Guo

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the network and vswtich is normal. It can autostart vnet0-9. but all VMs aren't work. please help me. thanks.

Nesta Guo gravatar imageNesta Guo ( 2014-12-02 07:09:16 -0500 )edit

because VMs aren't start. so I can't ping seed VM, overcloud and undercloud VM, also can't ssh these VMs, also can't login HP Helion portal web page in Browser. Please help me, Many Thanks.

Nesta Guo gravatar imageNesta Guo ( 2014-12-02 07:12:52 -0500 )edit

can you try to use virsh to start all the vms, this might work.

1. virsh list
2. virsh start <domain_id>
9lives gravatar image9lives ( 2014-12-04 09:42:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-03 19:58:04 -0500

echiu gravatar image

Typically as an operator, you would use Horizon to control VMs in the overcloud. But if the seed and undercloud are down, then this is not an option and you have to restore the entire system state, or re-install Helion.

You can use the backup and restore scripts to restore system state, e.g.

# set environment variables..

cd /root/tripleo/tripleo-incubator/scripts/
./ --seed -f /root/backup
./ --undercloud -f /root/backup
./ --overcloud -f /root/backup

# restore seed
./ -S -f /root/backup/backup_seed -c /root/baremetal.csv

# restore undercloud
./ -U -f /root/backup/backup_undercloud -c /root/baremetal.csv

# restore overcloud
./ -O -f /root/backup/backup_overcloud
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Hi Echiu, THanks for your reply. I create a new .sh file and copy your above code in this. but this script where path I should put, ~root/ or other path? and another thing, your mean what I only need run this script for restore entire system, right? if it's ok, I don't need reinstall Helion system?

Nesta Guo gravatar imageNesta Guo ( 2014-12-03 21:27:47 -0500 )edit

Hi Echiu, I check these script in my system, but I didn't find these scripts(, under the path /root/tripleo/tripleo-incubator/scripts/ when I installed HP Helion Vitural installation, I also didn't get any error information. so where do you find this script?

Nesta Guo gravatar imageNesta Guo ( 2014-12-04 02:40:07 -0500 )edit

or you install other software of HP Helion, right?

Nesta Guo gravatar imageNesta Guo ( 2014-12-04 02:40:30 -0500 )edit

See Helion documentation on backup and restore for more information on the scripts:

Which version of Helion are you running? It may be that these scripts are not available in older versions of Helion.

echiu gravatar imageechiu ( 2014-12-11 19:14:28 -0500 )edit

Hi echiu,

I have downloaded Helion_Openstack_Community_V1.4.tar.gz, I think it is the latest version, but I couldn't find and either. Are them deleted from the latest version??

xu-haiwei gravatar imagexu-haiwei ( 2015-01-18 23:56:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-02-11 03:00:11 -0500

jtaguinerd gravatar image

Looks like the backup and restore script is no longer in the 1.4 version of Helion OpenStack Community. I read the script and inside there is a flag there for exporting and importing the seed VM. You may try to use --export-seed for backup and --import-seed for restoring.

Hope that helps!

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