[PVE-User] Shutting down Windows 10, 2016 and 2019 VMs

Saint Michael venefax at gmail.com
Tue May 14 00:08:49 CEST 2019


when I did this,
 qm shutdown 104
the command was ignored. The VM had the qemu-agent installed. It turned out
that is not enough, you need to install the virtio-serial driver.


On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM LHProjects Bugs Dump <
bugs+proxmoxlist at lhpmail.us> <bugs+proxmoxlist at lhpmail.us> wrote:

> What do you mean by shutdown? I've had Windows Server 2019 with
> guest-agent, it suppose to work? No VMs I use with 'shutdown' ever worked?
>
> On 5/13/19 9:10 AM, Andreas Heinlein wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I can confirm that this is working here with Windows 10 and 2016.
> >
> > However, the guest agent from the latest stable VirtIO ISO is *not* the
> > latest one. You may need the version from
> >
> https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/latest-qemu-ga/
> >
> > Bye,
> >
> > Andreas
> >
> > Am 13.05.19 um 14:51 schrieb Mark Adams:
> >> I haven't tried 2019 as yet, but windows 10 and 2016 work fine for me.
> >>
> >> Make sure your following this correctly!
> >> https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Qemu-guest-agent
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> On Mon, 13 May 2019 at 12:52, Saint Michael <venefax at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I have not been able to shut down from Proxmox a Windows VM from any
> >>> version after W2012, and that is a critical issue. If you need to
> reboot a
> >>> server and have dozens of Windows virtual machines, it takes a long
> time
> >>> for a user to login to each VM and shut it down.
> >>>
> >>> Is there is a way to do this? The documentation provided in
> >>>
> >>>
> https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Windows_2012_guest_best_practices#Shutdown_Guest_From_Web_UI
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> is useless, it refers to a version of Windows that has largely
> disappeared
> >>> from datacenters.
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