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[Xen-users] Xen 4.3, woes (BSOD) with gplpv and server 2012 R2

  • To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Mike Egglestone" <mike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:11 -0700
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:09:22 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>

This has been a nightmare.

I've been trying to setup a domu Server 2012 R2 system (hvm) on a Debian
Jessie box running xen 4.3.
The initial setup went fine, got server 2012 R2 installed, updated, got the latest
GPLPV drivers installed and the system was great.
Sharepoint 2013 was installed, a windows server backup performed, and now
the system blue screens on every reboot.
Inaccessible_boot_device is the error on the blue screen.

Reseached this problem for days and haven't really found anything concrete.
But I'm leaning towards the gplpv drivers.

After it blue screens, I can boot off the server 2012 iso and perform a bare metal
system restore. After the restore finishes, the server 2012 domu boots and gets
me to the login. Great!
But after a few hours, and the server is rebooted, boom! BSOD again.

If I restore the system again, and try to uninstall the gplpv drivers, it immediately
bsod on the next reboot. I can sometimes go back with the F8 boot, go into "last known working config"
and it will boot. But later, on the next reboot, it bsod again.

We have several identical systems running server 2003 and server 2008 R2 with zero problems
on the same dom0. I have no idea how to continue from here.
Should I try server 2012 with no gplpv drivers?
Should I try a newer version of XEN?

FWIW, here's our typical domu config:

root@xeniii:/etc/xen# cat server2012-ad.cfg
memory = 2048
vcpus = '2'

name = "server2012-ad"
vif = [ 'model=e1000, mac=00:58:00:00:02:27, bridge=xenbr1' ]
acpi = 1
apic = 1

disk = [ 'file:/home/XEN/server2012-ad/disk.img,xvda,w', 'file:/root/ISO/server2012_r2.iso,xvdc:cdrom,r' ]

#device_model_version = 'qemu-xen-traditional'
device_model_version = 'qemu-xen'
device_model_override = '/usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64'

Any advice would be most welcome!


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