i installed a new oVirt 4.3.4 from scratch and am attempting to restore the VMs which ran
perfectly fine on my last oVirt 4.2.8, where i exported the VM to the export domain and
also as an OVA file.
Importing the export domain fails, which i plan to debug later.
But importing the OVA file via the Administration Portal also fails with
Error ID: 1153
Message: Failed to import the VM to Data Center, Cluster.
The VM name is still recognised by the import routine, which tells me the file is
Now my questions:
Is there any option to try the same from CLI, hoping to get better clues for what is going
Are there specific log options which could give some clues?
Would it be better in general to import the VM from an export-storage domain instead of
using a OVA export?
Any hint would highly appreciated.
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Ammending my post:
i tried to extract the ova file, but this fails like this:
# tar xvf VM0001.ova
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: rmtlseek not stopped at a record boundary
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
The result still is:
# ls -al
drwxr-xr-x. 2 vdsm kvm 4096 Jun 22 20:52 .
dr-xr-xr-x. 21 root root 4096 Jun 22 20:45 ..
-rw-------. 1 root root 10272886272 Jun 22 20:52 3223a5b9-275f-4ecc-a221-795f675e667e
-rw-r--r--. 1 vdsm kvm 10272899072 Jun 21 21:13 VM0001.ova
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 11469 May 30 19:07 vm.ovf
Disk space is sufficient, with double the capacity of the uncompressed VM size...
It starts to turn into a bit of a nightmare:
1) Importing the VM from OVA fails like described above
2) Attempting to import the "Export"-storage domain of the previous oVirt
126.96.36.199 installation where i had exportet the VM to failed, as tthere is no storage domain
3) Attempting to import the iSCSI-based "Data"-domain of that same previous
cluster fails, due to the folloing error:
"Error while executing action: Cannot add Storage. The Storage Domain name is already
The iSCSI-LUN is not connected to any other initiator.
The hosts which belonged to the former oVirt cluster are erased or offline...
As i still have all the sSCSI-LUNs, is there any option left to get hold of that
It's not just this machine, but also wondering how to prepare for the next time i have
to migrate the cluster...
Any suggestion on how to proceed best is highly welcome ;-)
Hello, I have encountered the same problem, please ask whether you have solved it at last.