XCP-ng Centre 20.04.01 - VM Autostart on Server Boot not working
What kind of features? XOA Free should be enough to manage your VMs/hosts
@olivierlambert I can't quite recall the details as once I got XO set up I just use that rather than XOA Free version, I must have needed to play with some of the features that get locked down after the free trial - I can't remember exactly what they were, you'll probably know what those features are off the top of your head.
From memory though the biggest challenge I had was that I just didn't have enough time to get under the skin within the limited time for the trial period. When I'm exploring any technology, I tend to play with something for many months as it's often only ~1-3% of my time I can carve out to play with things so I rarely dedicate solid blocks of time to use trial periods to have any value - that's just me though with any trial period of any software which usually puts me off from progressing (mainly with commercial non-open source software).
Thankfully though now I've got XO set up, I can play with it as much as I need in the small pockets of time to get familiar with the finer details of how it all works.
We are always happy to provide more time to test when people are asking for it Also, no "basic management" features should be missing in XOA Free.
Let me know if you want a longer XOA trial
Thanks @olivierlambert that's always good
I'll take you up on that offer probably in about 6 months once I've figured out XO, then I can understand how XO and XOA are different. It's taken me a couple of years to get to this point of understanding with all the supporting knowledge required even before XCP-ng is even installed
That's why we sell support So you don't have to understand everything (which is OK I mean, but if you don't have time, we are here for you!)
Im having issues with the auto start feature.
If i experience a power loss on my server, the VMs dont start. Is this expected behaviour?
My server stays on 24/7, so i dont have not been able to check that autostart functions on reboot, however i can check that too if needed.
xe vm-param-list uuid=<uuid> | grep other-configgives me the expected
auto_poweron: true;. Is there anything else to check?
Is that enabled on the pool level?
@olivierlambert Hmm im not sure how i can check that. It was configured via XOA, however the VMs were live migrated from a different host which has been decomissioned. Maybe there is some pool HA going on?
@olivierlambert HA is disabled on the pool level
@mathiashedberg try, with xo/xoa, toggeling autostart off and then on again for 1 of the vm on the new host so xo will also activate the autostart option at the (new) server if it was not already enabled
You need to config pool poweron first, then vm poweron.
xe pool-param-set uuid=XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX other-config:auto_poweron=true
xe vm-param-set uuid=AAAAAAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAAAAAAAAAA other-config:auto_poweron=true