VM’s Slow booting
I have been proxmox user for years , but I recently noticed the increasing interest on xcp-ng (specially by home lab enthusiasts) so I decided to give it a go.
So far the experience hasn’t been the greatest to be honest. I migrated a few VMs from my old installation using clonezilla, but the they take a long time ( compared to promox) to boot. They are all Debian and Ubuntu legacy Bios machines and the stay for almost 30 seconds on loading initial ramdisk
Inhale a windows and another linux machine using EUFI and these boot fine. No noticeable difference from before ( maybe a tiny slower, but hey....).
Hardware is exactly the same as proxmox ( a small intel nuc i7 8th gen with 32gb of ram )
I tried to create a new vm and install Debian using both Debian 10 template and other linux..... and same problem with initial ramdisk taking forever to load..( at some point i thought clonezilla had made something fishy).
Any idea what’s going on?? Is legacy bios on Xcp-ng a complete dump or what ?
Hmm I'm not aware of such problem on BIOS. I think I never experienced myself such a slow boot process
Does it ring any bell to anyone?
@olivierlambert hi! Thank you.
Well. I’ve been googling around and watching some videos of xcp-ng and what thought was slow boot times are normal boot times for this hypervisor. I guess I was used to proxmox being much faster booting vms.
I don't have such time myself to boot VMs
Maybe you are talking about the emulated BIOS boot time, be sure to have hard disk first in the boot order, maybe it's waiting for network boot.
@olivierlambert hi, again!
Nah, as told before it’s on initramdisk. After loading grub. A Ubuntu test install I did freezes for almost 20 seconds there.
I do have some warnings when I boot xcp-ng regarding x-273 and x-297 .... would that cripple performance that much. ( consumer hardware )