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Re: [virt-tools-list] Win2003 VMs not shuting down

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:13:57AM -0300, Bruno Lamps wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 2 VMs with windows 2003 in production. Twice a week, I backup these
> machines, using simple crontab commands. I do something like this:
> 01 00 *** root virsh shutdown vm1
> 05 00 *** root virsh destroy vm1
> 08 00 *** root rsync vm1 path/
> 18 00 *** root virsh start vm1
> I'm not using "virsh save" because the libvirt version running in my hosts
> is a bit old (ubuntu 10 lts) and doesn't support this feature very well. So
> I enabled acpi in every vm, and shutdown they before copying it's image
> files. The command virsh destroy is just a security, to avoid copying a disk
> image of a running VM.
> Analysing system logs (/var/log/syslog), virsh shutdown works perfectly in
> every linux VM. But it does not work with both windows VMs. Inside the VMs,
> I go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Advanced > When I
> press the power button on my computer : Shut down.
> Should I configure something else in windows VMs? They're not obbeing to
> virsh shutdown, they always only shutdown when virsh destroy command is
> executed.
> Thanks in advance and sorry for the broken english,

This is KVM?  It sounds like a bug in the hypervisor, so I would
firstly try updating qemu/KVM to the latest upstream, and if that
still doesn't work, then report a bug with the KVM developers.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-df lists disk usage of guests without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine.  Supports Linux and Windows.

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