[PVE-User] Problems with 1.8

Gusek, Michael Michael.Gusek at vanguard-healthcare.com
Tue Apr 5 11:28:05 CEST 2011


here are some new informations. 

I have 5 LVM Volume Groups data0 - data4. Each of them comes from a SAN, connected via a QLogic QLE2460 Fibre Channel HBA. The server in question is a IBM x3650, there is no software raid. I've created a virtual Host with 5 disks from data0 - data4, booting Debian Lenny Rescue CD. When I enter "fdisk /dev/vd[a-e]" I get "Unable to read /dev/vda" or vdb and so on. When I create a local virtual disk, everything works fine. Under the proxmox Host I can do anything (fdisk, format) with the Logical volume from my virtual host. Therefore I assume the LVM-Stuff seems to be ok, except inside the virtual machine. Please remember, when I migrate the virtual machine to another proxmox-node, everything works fine. 

These packages has been upgraded:
ksm-control-daemon libsmbclient libwbclient0 proxmox-ve-2.6.32 pve-firmware pve-kernel-2.6.32-4-pve pve-manager pve-qemu-kvm qemu-server samba-common smbclient smbfs vzdump

This is my sources.list:

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian lenny main contrib 
# PVE packages provided by proxmox.com 
deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian lenny pve 
# security updates 
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib

Do you have any more suggestions ?

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Alain Péan [mailto:alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr] 
Gesendet: Samstag, 2. April 2011 18:35
An: Gusek, Michael
Cc: 'pve-user at pve.proxmox.com'
Betreff: Re: [PVE-User] Problems with 1.8

Hi Michael,

Your message worried me a littel bit, because I was about to the same 
thing as you, that is upgrading my 4 proxmox server to 1.8 from 1.7, and 
I have win 2008 R2 servers. I am using only KVM VMs, and kernel 2.6.35.

Nevertheless I already did with a test server running a win 2003 KVM VM, 
so I went on. And everything came OK. I have a mix of virtio/IDE hard 
drives (raw drives) and virtio/e1000 network cards inside VMs.

Here is my new version after upgrade, the same as you in fact :
# pveversion -v
pve-manager: 1.8-15 (pve-manager/1.8/5754)
running kernel: 2.6.35-1-pve
proxmox-ve-2.6.35: 1.8-10
pve-kernel-2.6.32-4-pve: 2.6.32-32
pve-kernel-2.6.35-1-pve: 2.6.35-10
qemu-server: 1.1-30
pve-firmware: 1.0-11
libpve-storage-perl: 1.0-16
vncterm: 0.9-2
vzctl: 3.0.24-1pve4
vzdump: 1.2-11
vzprocps: 2.0.11-1dso2
vzquota: 3.0.11-1
pve-qemu-kvm: 0.14.0-2
ksm-control-daemon: 1.0-5

So I don't think there is a problem with the upgrade (I also did a 
aptitude update; aptitude safe-upgrade), so the difference should be 
elsewhere in your configuration.

I am using four Dell servers (PE R710, R610, PE 2850 and PE 2900), and 
raid Perc 5/i, 6/i and H700...

What do you use as servers ? Do you use software Raid ? If often caused 

Hope you can solve your problem...


Le 02/04/2011 16:31, Gusek, Michael a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm running a proxmox cluster with 3 Servers. One of them (the master) I've upgraded to proxmox 1.8 with
> aptitude update
> aptitude safe-upgrade
> After this, I want running a newer kernel:
> aptitude install proxmox-ve-2.6.35
> After reboot, my kvm guests won't start: "No bootable device." so I switched back to 2.6.32:
> aptitude install proxmox-ve-2.6.32
> But it doesn't help. If I try to install a new kvm-machine with debian lenny, the installer can't create the partitions scheme. With the rescue mode of the install cd, I can't format the disk:
>> mkfs.ext3 /dev/vda
>> ...
>> Writing inode tables: done
> ext2fs_create_resize_inode: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while reserving blocks for online resize
> An install of Windows Server 2008 R2 fails also, can't switch Hardisk to online (is was labeled as offline). There is no difference between ide or virtio. I can format the lvm-device of the kvm-machine under the proxmox host, so I think the lvm device is ok, but the running virtual machine can't write on it. If I migrate the machine to another node running proxmox 1.7 all is fine.
> pveversion -v
> pve-manager: 1.8-15 (pve-manager/1.8/5754)
> running kernel: 2.6.32-4-pve
> proxmox-ve-2.6.32: 1.8-32
> pve-kernel-2.6.32-4-pve: 2.6.32-32
> pve-kernel-2.6.32-1-pve: 2.6.32-4
> pve-kernel-2.6.18-2-pve: 2.6.18-5
> qemu-server: 1.1-30
> pve-firmware: 1.0-11
> libpve-storage-perl: 1.0-16
> vncterm: 0.9-2
> vzctl: 3.0.24-1pve4
> vzdump: 1.2-11
> vzprocps: 2.0.11-1dso2
> vzquota: 3.0.11-1
> pve-qemu-kvm: 0.14.0-2
> ksm-control-daemon: 1.0-5
> Are there any help ?
> Michael
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