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Oracle VM 3: How to Forcefully Delete an Unassigned Oracle VM server when Fails with "OVMAPI_4010E Attempt to send command: release_ownership" (Doc ID 1916292.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 to 3.4.6 [Release OVM30 to OVM34]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


This note explains how to forcefully delete an unassigned Oracle VM server after a delete server operation fails with the error shown below.  Take note of the word "Clustered" at the end of the second line in the error message below.  This provides a clue that there is likely a problem with the pool file system on the failed Oracle VM server.

OVMAPI_4010E Attempt to send command: release_ownership to server: myserver17 failed.
OVMAPI_4004E Server Failed Command: release_ownership 0004fb000001000063823772361f87eb, Status: org.apache.xmlrpc.XmlRpcException: exceptions.Exception:Cannot release server in membership state: Clustered

The following screen shot shows what the error message will look like as seen from the Oracle VM Manager:



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