I recently upgraded by OVM to 3.4.3(.1511), but now my Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.9 PVM guests won’t start up any more. They don’t finish the ‘Starting automount’ in the boot / startup screen. It does not fail, it just won’t continue.
There is nothing special in the /etc/fstab I guess… :
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_root / ext4 defaults 1 1 UUID=ac367ac9-deea-4d74-8dcc-83e384a9a82b /boot ext4 defaults 1 2 /dev/vg_oracle/lv_oracle /oracle ext4 defaults 1 2 /dev/mapper/vg_oracle-lv_swap swap swap defaults 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs size=3g 0 0 devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
Changing to HVM+PV
Switching them to HVM+PV drivers guests does work. I know it’s not a solution, but HVM+PV is the way to go anyway… I always liked the flexible online changing of cores and memory of PVM, but it’s from the 32-bit and non-VTx era. Also Oracle VM and OEL 7 does not support PVM anymore :(