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Apr
9
comment virsh: VM console does not show any output
Sure, which shows that extensions have sometimes meaning, even in a linux environment, which shows that the qcow2 format could be inferred from the .qcow2 extension even without specifying it manually, if the tool was so implemented, which is what I was assuming all along (and was obviously wrong), mainly because I did not know that there was a (strange?!) syntax to specify the format of the disk image. Anyways, thanks for your help.
Apr
8
comment virsh: VM console does not show any output
Not only convenience: the import mechanism in python (for example) only works with files ending in .py. If you want another suffix, you will need quite a bit of hacking around. The same is true for other tools. The OS does not enforce extensions, but some tools do.
Apr
8
comment virsh: VM console does not show any output
Sure, but it would be very strange to suffix a python script with .sh or a bash script with .py (and would probably not work in some cases: you can not import a python module which does not end in .py for example)
Jan
10
comment iLO 3 Firmware Update (HP Proliant DL380 G7)
Thanks, I'll consider installing that (if I ever get it running for Ubuntu)
Jan
10
comment iLO 3 Firmware Update (HP Proliant DL380 G7)
Having Ubuntu as host OS, and being Ubuntu badly supported by HP, I doubt that I have any "Management Agent" (never heard of it) installed. I have just vanilla Ubuntu running. Anyway, just for upgrading the iLO firmware it is too much hassle to care about that many moving parts. Get .bin file, upload with web interface, and bum, iLO firmware upgraded. That easy!
Jan
10
comment iLO 3 Firmware Update (HP Proliant DL380 G7)
I have never used HP support before (which I am glad of), but now I see that Ubuntu is just second citizen for them. On the other hand, I have been running Ubuntu (10.04 and 12.04) for years without issues in this HP Proliant DL380 G7
Jan
10
comment iLO 3 Firmware Update (HP Proliant DL380 G7)
Yes it has! Successfully upgraded from 1.28 to 1.80! I'll post what I did for reference for others
Jan
10
comment iLO 3 Firmware Update (HP Proliant DL380 G7)
Thanks, I found it myself. The problem all along was that I was selecting my OS (Ubuntu 12.04) and apparently HP does not offer a firmware installer for Ubuntu. Now I have selected Red Hat and there it is: an installer (.scexe executable) which I can unpack. My confusion comes from the fact that I did not know what to expect, and that selecting my host OS was offering some downloads, but no firmware and no firmware installer. Now the iLO is updating, hopefully without problems.
Jan
10
comment iLO 3 Firmware Update (HP Proliant DL380 G7)
Thanks for your reply. I am connecting from a linux (Ubuntu) system. Do you have a link to an Ubuntu installer? Is there no direct link to the .bin firmware, which is (I presume) OS independent?
Oct
6
comment autossh does not kill ssh when link down
And after re-reading the autossh man page now I remember why I set -M 0: it is not easy to use a monitoring port, and it is indirectly discouraged: In many ways this may be a better solution than the monitoring port
Oct
6
comment autossh does not kill ssh when link down
Thanks, this makes sense. I indeed meant "client process", not server process.
Oct
2
comment connect: Network is unreachable
So, never mind, I was apparently lying. If I do: wlan off, eth off, eth on, the default gateway is set correctly. So you are right, it was a matter of two interfaces with a default gateway. But I am sure this has never caused a problem before. Somehow I have taken the interfaces out of the control of the OS (I have been playing with VMs and bridges lately), so it seems now the OS is not able to set the default gateway properly by itself, and needs some help.
Oct
2
comment connect: Network is unreachable
Sure, but I am turning off wlan and restarting eth0 (I do this because the wlan in my workplace is sometimes flaky, and I need a reliable connection to my servers for long-running tasks). This has worked fine for me in the past, but somehow now it is broken.
Oct
2
comment connect: Network is unreachable
Thanks, I have just got to that conclusion with the help of @faker. I wonder why I do not get a default gateway (eth0 is just setup with ` iface eth0 inet dhcp`)
Oct
2
comment connect: Network is unreachable
@faker: yes, I already realized about it comparing with the settings with wlan active. See my updated question.
Oct
2
comment connect: Network is unreachable
@faker: bingo! IPv4 is indeed broken: wget -4 just fails. I was not seeing the forest because of so many trees :). Thanks. Now I wonder if that is an issue with my interface configuration (I have indeed been playing with it recently) or if it has something to do with the network itself.
Oct
2
comment connect: Network is unreachable
That is a very good hint. I'll check that in a minute but ... how do you know that wget used IP6 from the output I pasted?
Oct
1
comment Access pty login prompt in VM
thanks!!! Defining the ttyS0 in the guest worked. Now I will be able to tweak the VM, even if network access is not working! If I could upvote you 10 times, I would do it!
Oct
1
comment Access pty login prompt in VM
For me hitting enter (repeteadly!) did not have any effect. My VM is not up now. but I will try this later and report. Thanks for the hint!
Oct
1
comment Access pty login prompt in VM
This looks promising. I will check if my guest has the tty defined (I thought this was standard). What worries me is this sentence: "note that username input works even if the login promt is not shown". If I do not get visual output, this is not really gonna help me: no use running commands on the VM if I get not output.