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From Kirk Kosinski <>
Subject Re: Virtual Router VM not starting up
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:44:41 GMT
CloudStack won't automatically create a new virtual router to replace a
destroyed one.  To force CS to recreate one you need to start a new or
existing VM in the network.  This is what Marty meant by "start a user
VM" in his steps.

The next time you want CS to destroy and recreate a virtual router, you
can use the network restart option with force enabled instead of
manually destroying the virtual router.  I believe this can be done via
the UI, otherwise use the API:

Lastly, to log on to a system VM you normally can SSH to its link-local
IP shown in the UI.  For system VMs running on XS/KVM hosts, do this
from the host it is running on:

ssh -p 3922 -i /root/.ssh/ root@<ip>

For vSphere, from the CS management server:

ssh -p 3922 -i /var/lib/cloud/management/.ssh/id_rsa root@<ip>

If you see a system VM stuck in single-user mode it is best to destroy
and recreate it.  If you really want to log on to the console you can
use the default root password of "6m1ll10n".

Best regards,

On 08/14/2013 03:59 PM, Mir Islam wrote:
> Thanks I am running 4.1 and whenever I went to Virtual router page it showed as "starting"
so I could not destroy it like I did with the other system VMs. But it finally got into "stopped"
state and I was able to destroy it. However, I do not see it getting recreated. And in the
infrastructure I see 0 Virtual Routers.
> Is the router vm going to recreated by the management server or some other steps needed?
It has been about 10 mins but do not see it getting recreated.
> On Aug 14, 2013, at 3:40 PM, Marty Sweet <> wrote:
>> Hi Mir,
>> If you are running 4.1.1 go to Infrastructure > Virtual Routers and simply
>> destroy it, start a user VM and a new one will be created.
>> I occasionally have this problem when an mishap like yours happens.
>> Guest VMs will only start if the management server can communicate with the
>> virtual router.
>> Marty
>> On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, Mir Islam wrote:
>>> ok here is my problem. I have a setup with two hosts. Which also serve as
>>> NFS file storage system for primary and secondary. A day ago someone
>>> accidentally rebooted one of the hosts. Since then I am having all sorts of
>>> issues starting up the system VMs. After destroying the existing ssvm and
>>> cpvm they were recreated and seems to be working fine. However the virtual
>>> router is not coming up. I connected to it directly via VNC and it is in
>>> fsck prompt because of inconsistencies in disk and asking for root password.
>>> Is there a default password set for the default router VM ?
>>> If not, how can I recreate it?
>>> Also, would lack of router VM cause other VM not to start? I can't restart
>>> any of the pre existing guest VMs.
>>> Thanks
>>> Mir

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