[PVE-User] Windows 2003 hangs when rebooting

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Tue Mar 17 12:12:24 CET 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerry Demaret [mailto:ml at x-net.be]
> Sent: Dienstag, 17. März 2009 11:25
> To: Martin Maurer; pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
> Subject: Re: [PVE-User] Windows 2003 hangs when rebooting
> Martin Maurer wrote:
> > I have seen this on old KVM version with multiprocessor systems.
> > I suggest you update to the latest version (if you haven´t already).
> Yes, we are running v1.1 on all our machines ever since it came out.
> > If you have issues, please always provide the settings used for the
> > machine, 32 or 64 bit, and post the content of etc/qemu-
> server/VMID.conf
> This is the content:
> name: vm103
> ide2: windows-server-2003-R2-CD1-64.iso,media=cdrom
> smp: 2
> vlan0: rtl8139=EA:35:F8:91:21:D3
> bootdisk: ide0
> ide0: vm-103-disk.qcow2
> ostype: w2k3
> memory: 4096
> onboot: 1
> > Windows 2003 is known to run very stable on Proxmox VE 1.1 with the
> > following settings:
> >
> > - one processor
> > - e1000 as network card with the latest drivers from Intel
> > - IDE disks
> Hmm, well, as you can see, we are using the Realtek driver and two
> CPU's. I'll switch it to the Intel one and take one CPU away and see
> what it does. I hope this will fix the problem.

I just did a few test with win2003-64 and I can confirm the problems with reboots. Sometimes it's working, sometimes not (not related to network or cpu).
I never seen this on 32-bit win2003 and also win2008 64 bit is better here.

I suggest you wait for the next release (including a new KVM version). As soon as KVM-85 is released we will do intense testing here as always and I post the result with win2003-64 here, hopefully improvements.

Br, martin 

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