[Openstack-operators] Manually nuking a misbehaving instance
Kiall Mac Innes
kiall at managedit.ie
Wed Sep 19 07:52:19 UTC 2012
As Gabe mentions, If your running Folsom, use the `nova reset-state`
Otherwise - On Diablo/Essex, I've used SQL to reset the 3x instance state
columns manually to power_state=1, task_state=NULL, vm_state='active' and
then just used `nova delete` to kill it.
As with the Folsom command, this requires that all services are up and
running, and whatever caused it to fail initially has been resolved.
99% of the time the failures are transient and it will succeed the second
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:19 AM, Samuel Winchenbach <swinchen at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was wondering what the correct way to handle a misbehaving instance
> is? I have, on several occasions, gotten VM instances stuck in an odd
> state such as reboot, deleting, or active when either KVM failed to
> start, or who knows what. What is the correct procedure for manually
> removing/repairing a misbehaving VM?
> Right now I have been using this SQL script: http://paste2.org/p/2240202
> The problem is, this does not undo all the networking changes, or
> delete the various files in /var/lib/nova/instances and
> Is there a better way to handle this situation than completely nuking
> the database? If not then what do I need to do to undo the changes to
> the network/iptables?
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