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VM Takes Long Time to Boot And Grub Menu Delayed (Doc ID 2374670.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.4.1 to 3.4.4 [Release OVM34]
Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

VM takes long time to boot. 
Around 30 mins are taken to load the grub menu and once it is loaded, the VM finishes booting in 2 mins.

The qemu-dm log is started once the VM is started and logs several lines in the beginning, and then stops logging for around 30 mins, and then resumes logging.

...........
...........
...........
initialise() failed
cirrus vga map change while on lfb mode
mapping vram to f0000000 - f0400000
platform_fixed_ioport: changed ro/rw state of ROM memory area. now is rw state.
platform_fixed_ioport: changed ro/rw state of ROM memory area. now is ro state.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the logs are stopped
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the logs continue after 30 min 
Unknown PV product 3 loaded in guest
PV driver build 1
region type 1 at [c100,c200).
region type 0 at [f3001000,f3001100).
squash iomem [f3001000, f3001100).
region type 1 at [c200,c300).
region type 0 at [f3001100,f3001200).
squash iomem [f3001100, f3001200).
ACPI:debug: write addr=0xb044, val=0x0.
ACPI:debug: write addr=0xb045, val=0x89.
...........
...........
...........

 

Also, only one VCPU is used by the VM for about 30 min after the VM is started, while four VCPU's are assigned to VM. After 30 mins the VM gets 4 VCPU's.

During this time the VM console is not accessible either via "oakcli console" or "xm console" or "xm create -c"

Changes

 No changes

Cause

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