[Users] oVirt 3.2.1 - VM in unknown status

Chris Lau lau2k9 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 15:41:24 UTC 2013

*> Hi,
> I had a nfs storage problems and one of my VM's is now in unknown
> state. The VM is not attached to any host. The virsh tool shows that
> VM is not running now. Is there any way to bring that kind of VM back
> to life?
> Best regards,
> Piotr

I found workaround for this situation. There is a possibility to change
the VM status manually in database:

update vm_dynamic set status=0 where

@oVirt developers
It seems that in some situations, VM with'unknown' status has no chances
to change state. When all hosts in data center are up and the VM is not
attached to any host it's a dead end. In this particular situation oVirt
engine administrator can't perform any actions on "lost" VM. Is any way
to handle this case without database access?

Best regards,

Can you give me more information on how you're able to do this? I have
an issue now. My VMs show "Unknown" status, too.

If I give you remote access, can you change the status on the VMs for me?


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