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Windows Cloud Image failed to boot

asked 2016-03-21 10:28:35 +0300

Lewis gravatar image

I have uploaded Windows Cloud Image of Windows Server 2012 Eval to OpenStack following the steps as mentioned in

But when I boot an instance with the image, "No physical memory is available at the location required for the Windows Boot Manager. The system can not continue."

I am not sure if I have done anything wrong. Appreciate if anyone can help thanks!

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answered 2016-03-21 18:47:02 +0300

avladu gravatar image


can you give more details on the OpenStack version and hypervisor type that you are trying to use?

Thank you.

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First of all, make sure you set in your nova compute node nova.conf file: [DEFAULT] virt_type = kvm Windows needs hardware acceleration to be enabled, in order to work.

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2016-03-23 02:24:39 +0300 )edit

I have checked the nova.conf and virt_type is already set as mentioned. Is there any other requirements in order for the Windows Cloud Image to work? Thanks

Lewis gravatar imageLewis ( 2016-03-23 06:23:04 +0300 )edit

If possible, can you put in a pastebin the kvm process command associated with the windows vm? You can obtain it by running "ps ax|grep kvm".

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2016-03-23 16:17:38 +0300 )edit

I have run the command and result as show in below

Lewis gravatar imageLewis ( 2016-03-24 05:00:42 +0300 )edit

from the logs I can see that the allocated memory for the VM is 4MB. A Windows machine needs at least 512MB. I would strongly suggest to allocate more than 2GB of RAM, depending on the workload requirements.

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2016-03-24 13:34:01 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-03-22 03:32:05 +0300

Lewis gravatar image


I am now using OpenStack (Kilo) with KVM as hypervisor.


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