[ovirt-users] unable to get hosted-engine to start

Francois Brochu francois.brochu at ualberta.ca
Thu Oct 13 18:06:05 UTC 2016

Thanks in advance for your enlightenment

- somehow i may have missed a step when I try to backup - and that's when
it stopped working

the current situation is  ALL my VM are up and running EXCEPT hostedengine

   - oVirt is running on a single node
      - ovirt-release40-4.0.4-1.noarch
      - Centos 7.2

hosted-engine --vm-start

   - did not generate error message at the console
   - log were complaining of lock and out of space  (but now it's gone)
   - got rid off VM DOWN
   - got rid of sanlock without a process ID

vdsClient does not show HostedEngine as UP (use to show DOWN - but I used

root at vmhost2 ~]# vdsClient -s 0 list table
01d78c9b-01e9-4dc3-b047-c809f82ae327 141203  GitRepo
5b4be6a8-2d94-440b-a221-7396f400ebf7  83717  jetbrains
393e28ed-6d11-4651-b367-dd0718ee40c7 126065  turing2
5481665c-9a93-49c6-b7e7-b81495d00a9f 193259  vmcentosdebut
439c18db-9f5d-4983-9cd4-38a5ec9f57a6  79098  ecemail
844cfa3c-dcff-41a7-b96a-c680a83e4901 146694  vmwinchoco
dd15556f-a290-4cc8-87d1-d311d1298caf  35974  newWds1
9596a5cf-73ae-4c32-9f35-afbc4dd3cb39   5702  ipmi5

[root at vmhost2 ~]# sanlock client status  (used to show "s
hosted-engine:1:/var/run/vdsm/storage/fd533c44-09f0..." -  but I used
--reinitialize-lockspace [--force] )
daemon d29562f4-46e1-4838-ad70-666cbcaf1ce3.vmhost2.ec
p -1 helper
p -1 listener
p -1 status
p 141203 GitRepo
p 126065 turing2
p 146694 vmwinchoco
p 193259 vmcentosdebut
p 5702 ipmi5
p 79098 ecemail
p 35974 newWds1
p 83717 jetbrains

AND when  I look inside at my backup db is empty
[root at vmhost2 ~]# tar -tvf /backup/oVirt.20161012/ovirtBackup
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2016-10-11 14:52 ./
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2016-10-11 14:52 ./db/
-rw-r--r-- root/root      3160 2016-10-11 14:52 ./files
-rw-r--r-- root/root         8 2016-10-11 14:52 ./version
-rw-r--r-- root/root         8 2016-10-11 14:52 ./os_version
-rw-r--r-- root/root       150 2016-10-11 14:52 ./config
-rw-r--r-- root/root       168 2016-10-11 14:52 ./md5sum

I also try
hosted-engine --vm-start

all I get is a console message "Unexpected exception" cannot find anything

​What can I do to get the hosted-engine started? - and not loose any of my
currently running VM ​

*Francois Brochu*
System Administrator/ IT Team Leader
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
francois.brochu at ualberta.ca
Tel: (780) 492-2010
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