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From "Jochim, Ingo" <Ingo.Joc...@bautzen-it.de>
Subject AW: AW: Run Windows on top of KVM+virtio? Watch out for Windows updates, system unbootable!
Date Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:57:13 GMT
Nux,

I worked with the SUSE VMDP drivers (downloaded from SUSE) on Xen quite a lot in the past.
Upgrading the drivers was always a nightmare and we ran into bluescreens very often.
Since version 2 they also come with Virtio.

I don't know if those are the same drivers which come with Windows.
Any idea?

Regards,
Ingo

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Nux! [mailto:nux@li.nux.ro] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 11. Dezember 2015 02:27
An: users@cloudstack.apache.org
Cc: dev
Betreff: Re: AW: Run Windows on top of KVM+virtio? Watch out for Windows updates, system unbootable!

Ingo,

Yes, I use the same. But the drivers "SUSE Storage/Net" in Windows Optional updates override
them. 
Verified on 2008r2 and 2012r2.
Luckily the damage is limited as they are in the Optional channel, not sure how many people
chose to install those alongside the Important ones, but hopefully it won't be that many.

I also got fscked by an update Microsoft pushed for some Intel fake-raid the other day.
You'd think a humongous, multi-billion dollar company has some resources to do QA, especially
on their "Enterprise" products.

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Nux!
www.nux.ro

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jochim, Ingo" <Ingo.Jochim@bautzen-it.de>
> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org, "dev" <dev@cloudstack.apache.org>
> Sent: Thursday, 10 December, 2015 11:58:03
> Subject: AW: Run Windows on top of KVM+virtio? Watch out for Windows updates, system
unbootable!

> Hi,
> 
> you can use the virtio drivers from the Fedora Project.
> I didn't have problems on W2k12 and W2k12R2.
> 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers
> 
> Regards,
> Ingo
> 
> 
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Nux! [mailto:nux@li.nux.ro]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 9. Dezember 2015 10:42
> An: dev
> Cc: Cloudstack Users List
> Betreff: Run Windows on top of KVM+virtio? Watch out for Windows 
> updates, system unbootable!
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Just a quick heads-up!
> Someone on the CentOS ML reported his Windows 2008r2 VM on top of 
> KVM+VirtIO PV ended up unbootable after he installed the SUSE Network 
> and Storage drivers from the Optional Updates channel.
> I've just checked now and it's the case, the system blue screens after reboot.
> Will test 2012r2 shortly.
> 
> 
> It'd be best if you don't install those updates/drivers for now, looks 
> like someone in Redmond didn't do his homework.
> 
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> 
> Nux!
> www.nux.ro
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