Oracle VM: Windows Guests Reboot / Fail after An I/O Path Failure (I/O Failover for Windows Guests)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 03, 2017
Applies to:Oracle VM - Version: 2.1.5 to 2.2 - Release: OVM215 to OVM22
***Checked for relevance on 17-Oct-2011***
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.
Event Type: ErrorThe problem had been reproduced on the following configuration:
Event Source: EventLog
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6008
Time: 7:40:28 AM
The previous system shutdown at 7:38:09 AM on 11/9/2009 was unexpected.
- 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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