Oracle VM: Windows Guests Reboot / Fail after An I/O Path Failure (I/O Failover for Windows Guests)
(Doc ID 1050916.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2022
Oracle VM - Version 2.1.5 to 2.2 [Release OVM215 to OVM22] Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later Generic Windows
Your Windows 2003 (W2K3) and/or Windows 2008 (W2K8) guests reboot after an I/O path failure on the pool storage. Other guests, for example, Linux, ride out the failure when running on the same Dom0 server.
The Windows Event Viewer only shows this symptom:
Event Type: Error Event Source: EventLog Event Category: None Event ID: 6008 Date: 11/9/2009 Time: 7:40:28 AM User: N/A Computer: W2K3_FV Description: The previous system shutdown at 7:38:09 AM on 11/9/2009 was unexpected.
The problem had been reproduced on the following configuration:
OVM 2.2 server (GA) - Boot from SAN (CLARiiON CX4)
Windows 2003 R2 VM - Boot from SAN (CLARiiON CX4 & Symmetrix DMX3)
Windows 2008 SP1 VM - Boot from SAN (CLARiiON CX4 & Symmetrix DMX3)
Virtual Disk - 3 VD attached, all from SAN
Your Storage Area Network (SAN) subsystem experienced a failure, or you are doing destructive testing like pulling cables, powering off switches, etc., in order to test the I/O failover capabilities of your Oracle VM guests.
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