I run it out of rc.local:

/usr/local/sbin/start_vms.py > /var/log/start_vms 2>&1 &

The script is smart enough to wait for the engine to be fully active.

-derek

On Wed, September 30, 2020 3:11 pm, Jeremey Wise wrote:
> i would like to eventually go ansible route..  and was starting down that
> path.... but this is fabulous.
>
> I will modify and post how it went.
>
> One question:  How /where do you set this saved new and delicious script
> so
> once oVirt-engine comes up... it runs?
>
> Thanks
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 2:42 PM Derek Atkins <de...@ihtfp.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I had a script based around ovirt-shell which I re-wrote as a script
>> around the Python SDK4 which I run on my engine during the startup
>> sequence.  The script will wait for the engine to come up and ensure the
>> storage domains are up before it tries to start the VMs.  Then it will
>> go
>> ahead and start the VMs in the specified order with specified delay
>> and/or
>> wait-for-up signal between them.
>>
>> You can find my scripts at https://www.ihtfp.org/ovirt/
>>
>> Or you can go the ansible route :)
>>
>> Enjoy!
>>
>> -derek
>>
>> On Wed, September 30, 2020 11:21 am, Jeremey Wise wrote:
>> > When I have to shut down cluster... ups runs out etc..  I need a
>> sequence
>> > set of just a small number of VMs to "autostart"
>> >
>> > Normally I just use DNS FQND to connect to oVirt engine but as two of
>> my
>> > VMs  are a DNS HA cluster..  as well as NTP / SMTP /DHCP etc...  I
>> need
>> > those two infrastructure VMs to be auto boot.
>> >
>> > I looked at HA settings for those VMs but it seems to be watching for
>> > pause
>> > /resume.. but it does not imply or state auto start on clean first
>> boot.
>> >
>> > Options?
>> >
>> >
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