[ngw] GMS + SLES + HyperV

Pam Robello pkrobello at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 00:00:38 UTC 2019


One last little tidbit from me....GMS is not supported running on a BTRFS
file system.  We recommend EXT4 for SLES 12 and 15

Pam

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 4:33 PM Matt Weisberg <matt at weisberg.net> wrote:

>
> I'll just chime in here too and mention that I have another site that was
> running multiple GMS servers under Hyper-V (both SLES 11 and 12) for many
> years with no issues at all (I say was because they migrated to Office 365
> this past December).  This site had well over 50 SLES VMs (several GW POs)
> running in 2 different large Hyper-V clusters, so I can attest that SLES
> 11, 12 and 15 all run fine under Hyper-V as well.
>
> I'll echo Joe's comment to make sure the Hyper-V integration tools are
> loaded (included in the SLES distro).  I also do typically use the kernel
> option elevator=noop for these VMs too.
>
> As for file systems, I've run ext 2, 3, 4, btrfs, xfs, and nss all under
> Hyper-V without issue.
>
> The SLES support folks may be of more help on this one though, so that may
> be a route to take.
>
> All that said, I still prefer VMWare!  Hyper-V is a confusing mess to me!
>
> Matt
>
>
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> On 4/3/19, 11:56 AM, "ngw-bounces+matt=weisberg.net at ngwlist.com on
> behalf of Joseph Marton" <ngw-bounces+matt=weisberg.net at ngwlist.com on
> behalf of jmmarton at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>     Also make sure the Hyper-V integration tools are enabled for the SLES
> guest.
>
>
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/supported-suse-virtual-machines-on-hyper-v
>
>     Joe
>
>     On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 10:36 AM Bruce Perrin <
> Bruce.Perrin at lbb.texas.gov>
>     wrote:
>
>     > Marvin,
>     >
>     > Are they doing anything 'special' with the VM ( replicating, doing
>     > backups, etc) ? I mean, we have had 3 GMS hosts up on HyperV since
> gms
>     > first came out with no issues that weren't caused by me.
>     >
>     > What version of Windows Server are they running? What version of
> SLES?
>     >
>     > -bruce
>     > >>> <pkrobello at gmail.com> 4/3/2019 10:21 AM >>>
>     >
>     > Hi Marvin,
>     >
>     > This does not appear to be a GMS issue however this is a
> configuration
>     > that our test teams are not familiar with.  You will likely need to
> work
>     > with the SLES team if this happens again so they can determine what
> the
>     > problem is.
>     >
>     > Thanks,
>     >
>     > Pam
>     >
>     > >>> Marvin Huffaker<mhuffaker at redjuju.com> 4/2/2019 6:53 PM >>>
>     > I have a customer that is a Windows shop running on HyperV.  Twice
> in the
>     > last 6 months, their GMS system has gone corrupted beyond repair.
> Meaning
>     > on reboot it couldn't mount the file system and a manual fsck
> resulted in
>     > 100,000's of errors.   Needless to say, even after the repairs the
> system
>     > was trashed and I had to rebuild it from scratch.
>     >
>     > Is there something about SLES on HYPERV that makes it more
> susceptible to
>     > corruption?  I have never experienced this kind of issue running on
> VMWARE.
>     >
>     > Thanks.
>     >
>     > Marvin
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