I investigated and discovered that I removed most but not all of
the licensing code L The ‘feature restrictions’ were disabled but the
license expiry check was still present. I’ve pushed a patch to xen-api.hg
to fix this.
I’ve compiled a custom xapi binary which is: build 20719
(the one on the website) plus this specific patch. The binary is here:
if you copy that to /opt/xensource/bin/xapi, make sure you ‘chmod
+x’ it, and the restart xapi it should work. The binary needs to be
changed on all hosts.
I installed a 20719c build, installed a VM, pushed my clock
forward, reproduced the failure, installed the new xapi and verified the VM
could be started.
I’ll aim to update the XCP binaries on the website in
January to include this fix.
Sorry about that,
[mailto:xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stephen
Sent: 24 December 2009 14:24
To: 'Vern Burke'; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: [Xen-API] RE: [Xen-users] Xen Cloud Platform disaster
The licensing components from XCP should have been removed and
this not occur. I have added the xen-api list to this email so the developers
can be aware of the situation and offer their guidance. Thanks.
[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vern Burke
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 5:05 AM
Subject: [Xen-users] Xen Cloud Platform disaster
Well, I made the mistake of
shutting down my XCP cloud tonight not knowing that XCP licenses expire every
30 days and expired licenses prevent any VMs from being started (and not
having any procedure listed anywhere to get a new license). So I reinstall
XCP on one machine, get a new 30 day license generated, import the pool data
base so the VMs are back and discover it sets the damn license back to the
So now I'm down totally. I can't start anything, I can't restore anything, I
can't regenerate a new license for any of the machines without abandoning
everything. Is there ANY way to get a new license on these without starting
over from ground zero?