On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 12:09:20PM +1000, Adam Goryachev wrote:
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> I've been using xen for a number of years now without issues, but now
> have a problem.
> First, the problem:
> I have a Windows Server 2008 Standard 64bit DomU, I've installed a
> number of applications, and it works quite well and runs stable for
> weeks at a time so far (ie, has never crashed yet).
> I tried to install QuickBooks Professional
> (http://home.quicken.com.au/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?pcode=25&pcatid=11) or
> Enterprise and after agreeing to the terms/etc the DomU reboots (but the
> Dom0 and other DomU's continue without error).
> After some effort, I found this app is not supported on 64bit Windows
> Server 2008. (Though I wouldn't have thought they should be able to
> crash windows anyway, as that should be a windows bug...)
> Anyway, I had a MS Windows XP Pro SP3 (all latest patches) domu which
> has been running fine for over a year with various apps/uses. I decided
> to install QuickBooks on this, but got the exact same result (reboot at
> the same point during installation).
Xen 3.2 is getting very old, especially for running HVM Windows VMs.
You need to update to newer version of Xen (Xen 3.4.3 or 4.0.1).
> I'm at a bit of a loss as to what is the issue here, but I can only
> assume the fault/problem is with xen, as all other apps/programs work
> fine on both windows domu's, all my other linux domu's are working
> perfectly, and the apps work fine on non xen based windows machines.
> Config (all machines use debian stable (lenny) packages).
> File Server: NFS export of all files in use from md RAID1
> Xen Dom0:
> xen6:/etc/xen# dpkg -l | grep xen
> ii libxenstore3.0 3.2.1-2
> ii linux-image-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 2.6.26-24
> ii linux-modules-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 2.6.26-24
> ii xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-amd64 3.2.1-2
> ii xen-linux-system-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 2.6.26-24
> ii xen-utils-3.2-1 3.2.1-2
> ii xen-utils-common 3.2.0-2
> ii xenstore-utils 3.2.1-2
> xen6:/etc/xen# xm info
> host : xen6.websitemanagers.com.au
> release : 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64
> version : #1 SMP Sun Jun 20 20:51:58 UTC 2010
> machine : x86_64
> nr_cpus : 6
> nr_nodes : 1
> cores_per_socket : 6
> threads_per_core : 1
> cpu_mhz : 3214
> hw_caps :
> total_memory : 16127
> free_memory : 1043
> node_to_cpu : node0:0-5
> xen_major : 3
> xen_minor : 2
> xen_extra : -1
> xen_caps : xen-3.0-x86_64 xen-3.0-x86_32p hvm-3.0-x86_32
> hvm-3.0-x86_32p hvm-3.0-x86_64
> xen_scheduler : credit
> xen_pagesize : 4096
> platform_params : virt_start=0xffff800000000000
> xen_changeset : unavailable
> cc_compiler : gcc version 4.3.1 (Debian 4.3.1-2)
> cc_compile_by : waldi
> cc_compile_domain : debian.org
> cc_compile_date : Sat Jun 28 09:32:18 UTC 2008
> xend_config_format : 4
> DomU config file:
> kernel = "/usr/lib/xen-default/boot/hvmloader"
> builder = 'hvm'
> memory = 7168
> shadow_memory = 12
> device_model = '/usr/lib/xen-default/bin/qemu-dm'
> extra = "clocksource=jiffies"
> name = "ecstd"
> vcpus = 2
> disk = [ 'file:/mnt/wm/windows/ecServer2008STDnormal.img,ioemu:hda,w' ]
> vif = ['mac=00:16:3e:36:24:9c, type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr0']
> boot = 'c'
> sdl = 0
> vnc = 1
> vncviewer = 0
> vncconsole = 0
> vncunused = 1
> stdvga = 0
> usb = 1
> usbdevice = 'tablet'
> acpi = 1
> apic = 1
> on_reboot = 'restart'
> on_poweroff = 'destroy'
> on_crash = 'restart'
> audio = 1
> soundhw = 'sb16'
> The hard drive image is NFS mounted from the file server. The xen dom0
> is NFS booted from the file server (ie, NFS root), and all other linux
> domU's are NFS root from the file server.
> I'm at a complete loss as to whether this is even a xen issue, but I
> can't think of anything else which could be the problem...
> Any other information that is needed I'd be happy to provide... all
> assistance gratefully appreciated.
> - --
> Adam Goryachev
> Website Managers
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