[ PCA / OVM ] Restart of Virtual Machine With Start Policy of "Best Server" Takes Excessive Time After Upgrade of OVM / PCA

(Doc ID 2335838.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.4.1 to 3.4.4 [Release OVM34]
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.3.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

After upgrade of PCA to 2.3.x (which upgrades OVM component to 3.4.x), or upgrade of OVM to 3.4.x, a restart of a virtual machine subject to Start Policy of "Best Server" takes several minutes.

Prior to the upgrade (from PCA 2.2.x, incorporating OVM 3.2, or OVM releases prior to3.4.x), restart of such a vm would take only a few seconds.

The delay occurs regardless of whether:

The delay does not occur if the vm is (re)started on an OVM Server / PCA Compute node using the "xm create" command.

The delay does not occur if the vm has "Start Policy" of "Current Server"

Newly created vm's with "Start Policy" of "Best Server" are also affected.

Changes

Upgrade to PCA 2.3.x from prior releases

Upgrade to OVM 3.4.x from prior releases

Cause

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