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From Vijay Venkatachalam <Vijay.Venkatacha...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: Getting CRAZY for having a cloud working!
Date Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:11:29 GMT

I had the very same problem and resolved it quite some-time back.

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Reason: The xenserver host did not contain system-vm.iso, vhd-util etc. 
If you also could not find these files in your xenserver read-on
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A CS host tag had erroneously labeled/marked the XenServer 
was already patched even though it was not patched. So CS did not patch 
the host with the files (vhd-util,....).

Solution:
Remove the tags in the host and re-add the host

Steps:
The following sequence of steps should help fix the problem.
1. Remove the host
2. Cleanup the host as usual (clear vbd and any vms) 
3. Remove cs tags of the host using the following command.
  xe host-param-clear uuid=<hostid> param-name=tags 
4. Add the host back


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrea Ottonello [mailto:aottonello@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:28 PM
> To: cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Getting CRAZY for having a cloud working!
> 
> Hallo Sebastien,
> thank you for your help.
> I will try to put management log on the site you provided.
> I started using 4.0 version, tried 3.0 only searching for a solution.
> 
> Let's answer something:
> 1- yes management server is running
> 2- yes I defined zone, pod, cluster and host.
> 3- primary and secondary are defined and available.
> 4- I can mount NFS secondary storage and create file inside it from host,
> primary is locally available to host (HBA) and I can create a VM on it using
> XenCenter, so is online and working.
> I also tried using NFS share for primary, or even localstorage (enabling global
> config varable to use it for VMs).
> 5- zone is enabled.
> 6- VMs are NOT running. v-2-VM is in starting/stopped state loop, while if I
> enable zone CS tries to create s-XX-VM, it fails, it deletes it and try again
> creating a new one, increasing XX number of 1, in an infinite loop.
> This is definitely my problem. If I look at management log, it says that my only
> available host is in avoid set, so CS doesn't know where to put VM and fails. I
> don't know WHY my host is in "avoid set": it has 22 GB of RAM, 200 GB of
> primary storage and 2 CPU quadcore. It is a fresh install, formatted and only
> putted into a new pool as for installation instructions. I used same name for
> network interfaces and primary storage. There must be something
> wrong/missing in Xen/XCP setup, but I'm not able to understand what. Is
> terribly frustrating...
> 
> 
> 2012/12/27 sebgoa <runseb@gmail.com>
> 
> > Dear Andrea,
> >
> > Very sorry things are not working out of the box for you.
> > If you can share your management server logs on the list, maybe we can
> > help better.
> > Use http://pastie.org/ for example, to avoid your logs being stripped
> > out of the email.
> >
> > Since it's the holiday season, lots of folks are taking a break and
> > there are very few people able to help out.
> >
> > You should use the 4.0 release which is the first official Apache
> > release, documented at
> > http://incubator.apache.org/cloudstack/downloads.html
> >
> > Couple questions to understand where you are in the setup currently:
> >
> > 1-Is the management server running ?
> > 2-Have you defined the zone/pod/cluster/host ?
> > 3-Are primary and secondary storage defined and available ?
> > 4-Can you access primary and secondary storage from your xen host ?
> > 5-Is the zone enabled ?
> > 6-Are the system VMs running ?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > -Sebastien
> >
> > On Dec 24, 2012, at 3:34 PM, Andrea Ottonello wrote:
> >
> > > Hallo all. I tried to analyze log for myself: found something wrong
> > > about storage, so I disabled multipath, configured zoning on fabric
> > > switches to permit only one path and tried for XXXth time to setup
> > > all again from scratch. No luck again. Starting to believe is a lot
> > > of crap and nothing else. I also tried installing CS 3.0.2 as
> > > "stable" version, NO LUCK
> > AGAIN.
> > > Tried using CentOS instead of Ubuntu, Nothing again. Ok, I will take
> > > my LAST try using another physical server with no SAN attached and
> > > using
> > local
> > > storage as primary. If even this try will not be ok, I'll give up.
> > > Wasted almost 3 weeks for obtaining... nothing. Ok, that is a open
> > > source product, but I cannot believe it to be SO INCREDIBLY
> > > IMPOSSIBLE to have neither a trial setup up and running.
> > > If anyone believe I'm simply not able to setup, I'm here: have a
> > PowerEdge
> > > 1950 DELL connected with a Brocade 200E to a EMC CX300. I have
> > > another server for installing VMs for management, mysql, secondary
> > > storage and so on. I want to use XCP/Xen as hypervisor, using a
> > > primary storage on my
> > SAN
> > > connected through HBAs. Give me just instructions and I will follow them.
> > > That's all.
> > >
> > >
> > > 2012/12/19 Andrea Ottonello <aottonello@gmail.com>
> > >
> > >> I discovered ... ;)
> > >> Any suggestion on where to put it?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> 2012/12/19 Chip Childers <chip.childers@sungard.com>
> > >>
> > >>> The apache list-serv strips attachments.  They need to be placed
> > >>> somewhere else, with a URL pointer to the location.
> > >>>
> > >>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Marc Cirauqui
> > >>> <mcirauqui@gmail.com>
> > >>> wrote:
> > >>>> I can't find any attachments...
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Andrea Ottonello <
> > aottonello@gmail.com
> > >>>> wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>> I will try, thank you. Already attached log to an email.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> 2012/12/19 Marc Cirauqui <mcirauqui@gmail.com>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>> I don't know your physical setup, but if you have two network
> > >>> interfaces,
> > >>>>>> you should name them in XenCenter.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Example. In Xencenter, networking tab, you see "Network
0" and
> > >>> "Network
> > >>>>> 1"
> > >>>>>> (don't remember exact names). Rename them to be "cloud-
> private"
> > >>>>>> and "cloud-public" (for example). Then in the fancy icons
in
> > >>>>>> setup
> > >>> wizard (or
> > >>>>>> equivalent in infrastructure tab) put those tags in private
and
> > >>> public
> > >>>>>> network.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> That way CS maps vm's interfaces to the right physical
> > >>>>>> interfaces in
> > >>>>> XS...
> > >>>>>> Also, please, upload your log to pastebin or something
similar
> > >>>>>> to
> > >>> check
> > >>>>> up.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> thx
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Andrea Ottonello <
> > >>> aottonello@gmail.com
> > >>>>>>> wrote:
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>> Anyway, tried to format host and install XenServer
6.0.2,
> > >>>>>>> activated
> > >>>>> with
> > >>>>>>> free license, updated with last patches via XenCenter
> > >>>>>>> (exception
> > >>> made
> > >>>>> for
> > >>>>>>> 6.1 upgrade, of course). Restored MGMT machine to snapshot
> > >>>>>>> taken
> > >>> after
> > >>>>>>> finishing fresh setup of cloudstack (just after
> > >>>>> cloud-setup-management).
> > >>>>>>> Tested again NFS shares on CentOS machine.
> > >>>>>>> ok, let's start: followed guide to configure XenServer
host
> > >>> (basically,
> > >>>>>>> installed package for CloudStack).
> > >>>>>>> Got to CloudStack UI, closed wizard and started creating
zone
> > >>>>>>> pod
> > >>>>> cluster
> > >>>>>>> storage etc.... SAME F...ING S..T error, it doesn't
start
> > >>>>>>> System
> > >>> VMs
> > >>>>>>> because it tells that there is no suitable host...
BUT WHY???
> > >>>>>>> Host
> > >>> is
> > >>>>>> right
> > >>>>>>> there waiting for you stupid software to place a VM
on it!
> > >>>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> --
> > >>>>> Andrea Ottonello
> > >>>>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Andrea Ottonello
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Andrea Ottonello
> >
> >
> 
> 
> --
> Andrea Ottonello

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