El 04/08/16 a las 15:25, Arik Hadas escribió:

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El 2016-08-04 08:24, Arik Hadas escribió:
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El 04/08/16 a las 07:18, Arik Hadas escribió:
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We're running oVirt 4.0.1 and today I found out that one of our hosts
has all its VMs in an unknown state. I actually don't know how (and
when) did this happen, but I'd like to restore service possibly without
turning off these machines. The host is up, the VMs are up, 'qemu'
process exists, no errors, it's just the VMs running on it that have a
'?' where status is defined.

Is it safe in this case to simply modify database and set those VM's
status to 'up'? I remember having to do this a time ago when we faced
storage issues, it didn't break anything back then. If not, is there a
"safe" way to migrate those VMs to a different host and restart the
that marked them as unknown?
Hi Nicolás,

I assume that the host these VMs are running on is empty in the
right? if that is the case then you've probably hit [1]. Changing their
status to up is not the way to go since these VMs will not be monitored.
Hi Arik,

By "empty" you mean the webadmin reports the host being running 0 VMs?
If so, that's not the case, actually the VM count seems to be correct
relation to "qemu-*" processes (about 32 VMs), I can even see the
machines in the "Virtual machines" tab of the host, it's just they are
all marked with the '?' mark.
No, I meant the 'Host' column in the Virtual Machines tab but if you
the VMs in the "Virtual machines" sub-tab of the host then run_on_vds
points to the right host..

The host is up in the webadmin as well?
Can you share the engine log?

Yes, the host is up in the webadmin, there are no issues with it, just
the VMs running on it have the '?' mark. I've made 3 tests:

1) Restart engine: did not help
2) Check firewall, seems to be ok.
2) PostgreSQL: UPDATE vm_dynamic SET status = 1 WHERE status = 8; :
After a while, I see lots of entries like this:

      2016-08-04 09:23:10,910 WARN
(DefaultQuartzScheduler4) [6ad135b8] Correlation ID: null, Call Stack:
null, Custom Event ID: -1, Message: VM xxx is not responding.

I'm attaching the engine log, but I don't know when did this happen for
the first time, though. If there's a manual way/command to migrate VMs
to a different host I'd appreciate a hint about it.

Is it safe to restart vdsmd on this host?
The engine log looks fine - the VMs are reported as not-responding for
some reason. I would restart libvirtd and vdsmd then

Is restarting those two daemons safe? I mean, will that stop all qemu-* processes, so the VMs marked as unknown will stop?



Yes, there is no other way to resolve it other than changing the DB but
the change should be to update run_on_vds field of these VMs to the host
you know they are running on. Their status will then be updates in 15

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1354494




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