Hi, the serial console will show output if the kernel knows to use it.
The VNC approach is also possible and I believe we already have a graphical device present. What you are looking for is probably this (VNC method is described there): https://www.ovirt.org/documentation/how-to/hosted-engine/#handle-engine-vm-boot-problems Best regards -- Martin Sivak SLA / oVirt On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:26 AM, Thomas Klute <kl...@ingenit.com> wrote: > Dear oVirt Team, > > after trying to reboot a hosted engine setup on oVirt 4.2 the VM won't > come up anymore. > The qemu-kvm process is there but we're unable to access the VM using > - the serial console (simply does not show anything, does not react to > characters typed) > - VNC / Spice because the hosted engine vm.conf does not contain any > graphics device. > > Before trying to reinstall, we'd like to recover and debug what is going on. > We mounted a Centos7 install .iso and started the VM using > hosted-engine --vm-start > --vm-conf=/var/run/ovirt-hosted-engine-ha/vm-custom.conf > But we still have to problem, that the serial console does not show > anything and there is no way to connect using VNC. > > So, what is the recommended way to move forward in such situation? > IMHO the classical way would be to add a graphics device and connect via > VNC? > I did not use the serial console much, up to now. Should the serial > console show any output during boot? > > Thanks for your help, > Thomas > > -- > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Klute kl...@ingenit.com > Geschäftsführer / CEO > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > ingenit GmbH & Co. KG Tel. +49 (0)231 58 698-120 > Emil-Figge-Strasse 76-80 Fax. +49 (0)231 58 698-121 > D-44227 Dortmund www.ingenit.com > > Registergericht: Amtsgericht Dortmund, HRA 13 914 > Gesellschafter : Thomas Klute, Marc-Christian Schröer > ________________________________________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Users mailing list > Users@ovirt.org > http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users _______________________________________________ Users mailing list Users@ovirt.org http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users