Hi Lucian and all,

Just a quick update, the problem was resolved after I added below lines
into the host's agent.properties:

===
guest.cpu.mode=custom
guest.cpu.model=core2duo
===

and restarted CloudStack agent. The VM is now able to boot-up from the
Windows Server 2016 ISO without experiencing the BSOD issue.

Many thanks for all the help in pointing me to the right direction! :)

Cheers.

-ip-


On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:04 PM, Cloud List <cloud-l...@sg.or.id> wrote:

> Hi Lucian,
>
> Good day to you, and thank you for your reply.
>
> From what I understand, once the hypervisor is managed by CloudStack
> (using cloudstack-agent), we shouldn't use virt-manager to create VMs and
> all VMs will have to be created through CloudStack, correct?
>
> I read further and based on below documentation:
>
> https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/695c8997-52cf-4c30-a3f7-
> f26a40dc703a/failed-install-of-build-10041-in-the-kvm-
> virtual-machine-system-thread-exception-not-handled?forum=
> WinPreview2014Setup
>
> I am using Sandy Bridge CPU and based on the above, it seems that we can
> resolve the problem by setting the CPU type as follows: 'core2duo'.
>
> The question is how to change it through CloudStack, can I confirm that we
> can do so by following the "Configure CPU model for KVM guest (Optional)"
> instruction at below URL?
>
> http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-installation/en/4.8/
> hypervisor/kvm.html
>
> Based on the above instruction, I would need to add some lines on
> agent.properties file as follows:
>
> ===
> guest.cpu.mode=custom
> guest.cpu.model=core2duo
> ===
>
> and then restart CloudStack agent for the changes to take affect. Is it
> correct? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>
> Looking forward to your reply, thank you.
>
> Cheers.
>
> -ip-
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:26 PM, Nux! <n...@li.nux.ro> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am not in a position to test, but it should be fairly easy to; just
>> power up virt-manager on the said Ubuntu hypervisor and try to create a
>> Windows 2016 VM with  <feature name='erms' policy='require'/>
>>
>> Let us know how it went :)
>>
>> --
>> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
>>
>> Nux!
>> www.nux.ro
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Cloud List" <cloud-l...@sg.or.id>
>> > To: "users" <users@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> > Cc: "dev" <d...@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> > Sent: Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 04:11:06
>> > Subject: Re: Windows Server 2016 - unable to boot ISO for installation
>>
>> > Hi Lucian,
>> >
>> > Nice to hear from you again. Below is the KVM version (QEMU version, to
>> be
>> > exact) I am using:
>> >
>> > # kvm --version
>> > QEMU emulator version 2.4.1, Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard
>> >
>> > I am using Ubuntu instead of CentOS for the KVM host, may I know if this
>> > affects KVM running on Ubuntu as well? I am using Intel Xeon E5 series
>> for
>> > the hypervisor hosts, not too sure if it's supported and part of the
>> Xeon E
>> > series on the list?
>> >
>> > Looking forward to your reply, thank you.
>> >
>> > Cheers.
>> >
>> > -ip-
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Nux! <n...@li.nux.ro> wrote:
>> >
>> >> It could be this
>> >> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_
>> >> Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.8_Release_Notes/known_issues_virtu
>> alization.html
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
>> >>
>> >> Nux!
>> >> www.nux.ro
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> > From: "Nux!" <n...@li.nux.ro>
>> >> > To: "users" <users@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> >> > Cc: "dev" <d...@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> >> > Sent: Monday, 31 July, 2017 16:54:51
>> >> > Subject: Re: Windows Server 2016 - unable to boot ISO for
>> installation
>> >>
>> >> > What version of KVM?
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
>> >> >
>> >> > Nux!
>> >> > www.nux.ro
>> >> >
>> >> > ----- Original Message -----
>> >> >> From: "Cloud List" <cloud-l...@sg.or.id>
>> >> >> To: "users" <users@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> >> >> Cc: "dev" <d...@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> >> >> Sent: Monday, 31 July, 2017 03:31:45
>> >> >> Subject: Windows Server 2016 - unable to boot ISO for installation
>> >> >
>> >> >> Dear all,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I am using CloudStack 4.8.1.1 with KVM hypervisor. I have downloaded
>> >> >> Windows Server 2016 ISO but when I tried to boot up the ISO for
>> >> >> installation and template creation, it immediately goes into Blue
>> >> Screen /
>> >> >> BSOD with below error messages:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> ===
>> >> >> Your PC ran into a problem and needs a restart. We'll restart for
>> you.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> For more information about this issue and possible fixes, visit
>> >> >> http://windows.com/stopcode
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If you call a support person, give them this info:
>> >> >> Stop Code: SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED
>> >> >> ===
>> >> >>
>> >> >> and then it will go into restart, hit with the same error and keep
>> on
>> >> >> restarting on an infinite loop.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I browse around and it seems the error is related to outdated or
>> wrong
>> >> >> driver (most probably display driver) or due to resources issues.
>> Have
>> >> >> tried to increase the resources to 8 GB RAM, 4 CPU cores and 60 GB
>> of
>> >> disk
>> >> >> space, and the problem still persists. Have tried different OS
>> types:
>> >> >> "Other PV (64-bit)", "Other (64-bit)" and "Windows Server 2012 R2
>> >> >> (64-bit"), and problem still persists.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I understand that Windows Server 2016 should work and some people
>> have
>> >> >> managed to get Windows Server 2016 VM and template up and running
>> (see
>> >> >> below email thread for example) -- anyone encountered similar
>> issues and
>> >> >> can provide advise?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Any advice is greatly appreciated.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks in advance.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Cheers.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> >> From: Andrija Panic <andrija.pa...@gmail.com>
>> >> >> Date: Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:49 AM
>> >> >> Subject: Re: OS Type: Windows Server 2016 - CS 4.9.2
>> >> >> To: "users@cloudstack.apache.org" <users@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We used to provide 2016 template for our users, with VirtIO
>> preinstalled
>> >> >> inside OS (during building template), and then we simply choose OS
>> type
>> >> of
>> >> >> "Windows PV" - not related to Xen (we use KVM), but just FYI as
>> >> parallel.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> On 12 April 2017 at 15:57, Pierre-Luc Dion <pd...@cloudops.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >>> Hi David,
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> When using pre xenserver 7, CloudStack deploy Windows 2016 vm as
>> "Other
>> >> >> (64
>> >> >>> bit)".
>> >> >>> I've made some test with XenServer 7.1  and Windows 2016 are
>> default
>> >> HVM
>> >> >>> when using the new xenserver template  for Windows 2016.
>> >> >>> My understanding is that if you run a VM in XenServer as HVM and
>> you
>> >> have
>> >> >>> xentools installed and up-to-date, your VM run in PVHVM mode which
>> >> seems
>> >> >> to
>> >> >>> be the best of both world.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> The coming release of ACS (4.10) should have updated ostype so
>> windows
>> >> >> 2016
>> >> >>> wouid use Windows 2016 template in xenserver 7+ instead of "Other
>> (64
>> >> >>> bit)".
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 4:14 AM, David Amorín <
>> >> >>> david.amo...@adderglobal.com>
>> >> >>> wrote:
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> > Hi all,
>> >> >>> > In our test environment based on CS 4.9.2 and XS 7.0, we are
>> >> deploying
>> >> >>> VMs
>> >> >>> > with Windows Server 2016 as guest installation, using OS Type:
>> "Other
>> >> >>> > (64-bit)" and so far everything is working fine. We understand
>> that
>> >> >> using
>> >> >>> > this option we are deploying full virtualized (HVM)
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > Do you know if there is any issue (error, performance, etc.) for
>> >> using
>> >> >>> > "Other (64-bit))=HVM for Windows Server 2016 VMs?
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > Do you know when will be available Windows Server 2016 as OS
>> Type?
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > Thanks
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > David
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >>
>> >> > > Andrija Panić
>>
>
>

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