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From Geoff Higginbottom <>
Subject RE: 4.2.0 Upgrade and System Templates (KVM - Ubuntu 12.04)
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:56:57 GMT
Works fine for me :)


Geoff Higginbottom

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-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastien Goasguen []
Sent: 30 October 2013 08:01
Subject: Re: 4.2.0 Upgrade and System Templates (KVM - Ubuntu 12.04)

On Oct 29, 2013, at 12:34 PM, Paul.LKW <> wrote:

> Hi All:
> But this link just keep loading and in fact could not open the PDF.
> eg.
> SuccessfulBuild/artifact/Apache_CloudStack-4.2.0-Installation_Guide-en
> -US.pdf

works fine for me, I can open the pdf.

> BR,
> Paul.LKW
> 於 28/10/2013 20:54, Fred Messinger 提到:
>> Marty,
>> I think the place to go for the most up to date docs is here:
>> Fred
>> On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Marcus Sorensen <>wrote:
>>> Yes, you do need to upgrade your system VMS, and you should also
>>> have a new systemvm.iso that was bundled in the cloudstack-common
>>> deb file that would have been installed as an upgrade on your KVM
>>> hosts. I also feel that the documentation of system vm upgrade is
>>> lacking. The only place I know if is in the release notes:
>>> -single/Release_Notes/index.html
>>> ,
>>> see 3.1 "Upgrade Instructions", item 12. It references a script
>>> "cloudstack-sysvmadm", but the upgrade of the system vm template
>>> should be done beforehand.  Now look at the section just below, 3.2.
>>> This documentation is obviously messed up because it first says
>>> "this applies only to VMware", and then it promptly gives system vm
>>> upgrade instructions for XenServer, KVM, and VMWare hosts.  It's
>>> unclear why this system vm upgrade would only apply to zones which
>>> had VMware hosts, and why these instructions aren't also on the
>>> 4.1.x to 4.2.x instructions. At any rate, the system vm instuctions
>>> there for KVM should apply. Register the template (optionally, check
>>> the data base to ensure the template is set as system type), then
>>> restart the system vms per the item 12 script. If your KVM hosts
>>> relaunch the system vms per the new template and they have the new systemvm.iso,
they should work.
>>> On Oct 26, 2013 2:19 PM, "Marty Sweet" <> wrote:
>>>> Hi Guys,
>>>> I have just upgraded to 4.2.0 from 4.1.1 and am having some issues
>>>> with
>>> the
>>>> SystemVMs.
>>>> I understand that we are meant to upgrade to the new system image?
>>>> Using the script in the 'Prepare systemvm' documentation I did this
>>>> with no avail, editing the database to suit what I think would work
>>>> has also not worked.
>>>> Restoring a backup, I now have my original 4.1.1 acton systemvm
>>> templates.
>>>> What steps should I take to launch a systemVM successfully?
>>>> The upgrade documentation is pretty lacking in this respect, and
>>>> just
>>> says
>>>> restart the systemvms, with no reference to upgrading the image.
>>>> I also note that the new systemvms don't seem to be mounting the
>>>> NFS and are instead using  /usr/share/cloudstack-common/vms/systemvm.iso.
>>>> Opening a VNC session to the VM, shows the following messages:
>>>> Cannot assign requested address: make_sock: could not bind address
>>>> dnsmasq: unknown interface eth0
>>>> dnsmasq apache2 ... failed!
>>>> My MD5 sum for the CD boot file is below and is consistant across
>>>> all 4
>>>> nodes:
>>>> 092a299932bda93cc522b1c3e56af4a8
>>>>  /usr/share/cloudstack-common/vms/systemvm.iso
>>>> Many thanks,
>>>> Marty

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