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RapidSpeeds
11-06-2010, 11:42
Quote Originally Posted by Daraiko
Hi, i have also problem with installing ESXi on my dedicated... have tried about 14 times now, including 2 debian and an ubunto install in between... it just fails after 28 min every time! during "reboot of the new system" and i have no idea why...

i have ESXi installed localy, and it is extremely nice! so would love to get it to work.

could someone state something a bit more specific as to what they did, og their setup, elso about the mac adresses plz?

Thx in advance
Daraiko
I know it's a bit extreme, but as you want to use the OVH manager to do the re-install, what to do is open a ticket and ask the engineers to do it for you

Daraiko
11-06-2010, 07:19
Hi, i have also problem with installing ESXi on my dedicated... have tried about 14 times now, including 2 debian and an ubunto install in between... it just fails after 28 min every time! during "reboot of the new system" and i have no idea why...

i have ESXi installed localy, and it is extremely nice! so would love to get it to work.

could someone state something a bit more specific as to what they did, og their setup, elso about the mac adresses plz?

Thx in advance
Daraiko

RapidSpeeds
06-02-2010, 17:14
yeah, this is a pain to perfect.

Paw-Fox
21-01-2010, 23:27
Same here, you have to try a few times.. but got it working..

Try installing a linux os, and then go back to ESXi and it should work

kenzacm
21-01-2010, 17:28
personally i still have errors while trying to install ESXi from my manager

Neil
31-12-2009, 10:43
Hi

If you still get the error in the OVH Manager about the switch, then open an incident ticket stating this and which IP's do not work.

eion
31-12-2009, 04:11
This problem still exists for me. (sent some emails awaiting responses)

I am running Xen Enterprise though.

1st Mac/IP Association worked and routed.
2nd Would not route.
3rd Would not route.

(I could assign the virtual mac/ip to any of my vm's and it would work but not the others)

after seeing Octave's post on the 18th and my Mac's did not work, I decided to delete all my Mac associations and start over (sounded like you needed to create new ones for it to work)
Now none of the virtual IP/Mac associations work.

Please check into this.

Switch : sw.44.247/27

Paw-Fox
19-12-2009, 00:16
Quote Originally Posted by ashp
I emailed oles@ directly about this but I notice my server has no switch assigned now and it just says Switch: /

Anyone else have this or is it just me?

Edit: It actually works! I have two VMs working fine! Hurrah for OVH!
Using ESX? - I'm still having problems, it's not picking up for me, this is with Debian and Windows 2k8

Edit: Got it running as well with Debian and Windows 2008! using failover ip's and virtual mac's.

ashp
18-12-2009, 19:11
Quote Originally Posted by oles@ovh.net
Hello,

All the bugs are fixed now. If you create a new IP/MAC, there'll be no problem.

It's needed to review all the configurations to fix all the configurations put in
place before the correction of this bug.

If you have other bugs, always oles@ovh.net
- name of the virtualization distribution (ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen)
- name/IP of the server
- IP/MAC that you have problems with

Best,
Octave
I emailed oles@ directly about this but I notice my server has no switch assigned now and it just says Switch: /

Anyone else have this or is it just me?

Edit: It actually works! I have two VMs working fine! Hurrah for OVH!

oles@ovh.net
18-12-2009, 17:48
Hello,

All the bugs are fixed now. If you create a new IP/MAC, there'll be no problem.

It's needed to review all the configurations to fix all the configurations put in
place before the correction of this bug.

If you have other bugs, always oles@ovh.net
- name of the virtualization distribution (ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen)
- name/IP of the server
- IP/MAC that you have problems with

Best,
Octave

blop
17-12-2009, 02:56
There is a bit more activity in the French forums about this issue - Here are my latest experiments (in English):

http://forum.ovh.com/showthread.php?p=333247#post333247

RapidSpeeds
17-12-2009, 00:44
Quote Originally Posted by oles@ovh.net
Bonjour,
Nous sommes agréablement surpris par la quantité des échanges liés
à ESXi4 et la virtualisation chez Ovh. Nettement plus de feedback
qu'avec Hyper-V et Xen.

Toutes ces technologies sont encore en bêta test et en début. Et
à ce niveau là, on cherche des feedbacks précis de problèmes. Si
c'est votre cas, merci d'envoyer sur oles@ovh.net, un email avec:
- le nom de la distribution de virtualisation (ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen)
- le nom/ip du serveur
- l'ip/mac de la VM où vous rencontrez le problème.

Ceci nous aidera à généraliser les problématiques et fixer plus
vite les problèmes.

On se rend compte aussi que vous avez beaucoup de mal à configurer
la base d'une VM (l'IP, le nom du serveur, le DNS cache etc). On
développe un système où vous allez pouvoir lancer la création
d'une VM pour un virtualisateur avec une distribution précise et
avec une configuration réseau faite. Et vous n'aurez qu'à faire un
clic pour la basculer du système d'installation chez Ovh vers votre
serveur ...

On regardera en suite VMware vCenter Lab Manager qui permet de créer
une infrastructure de VM en quelques cliques. Et donc de gérer les
distributions personnalisés. Le but est que vous puissiez "vendre"
une distribution que vous avez préparé pour une VM à un client
d'Ovh, un peu à la "itune/appstore" (quelques euro) ... Et Ovh
reversera la majorité des revenus à un sys admin qui le proposera ...

Amicalement
Octave
Hello,
We are pleasantly surprised by the amount of trade-related
to ESXi4 and virtualization at OVH. Significantly more feedback
with Hyper-V and Xen.

All these technologies are still in beta test and start. And
at this level, we seek feedback specific issues. If
this applies to you, thank you oles@ovh.net send an email with:
- The name of the distribution of virtualization (ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen)
- Name / ip server
- Ip / mac of the VM when you encounter the problem.

This will help us to generalize the problem and fix more
problems quickly.

We realize also that you have a hard to configure
the basis of a VM (IP, name server, DNS cache, etc.). We
developing a system where you can start creating
a VM for virtualization with a precise distribution and
with a given network configuration. And you just have to make a
click to switch the system from installation to your OVH
server ...

We look after vCenter VMware Lab Manager that creates
VM infrastructure in a few clicks. And then manage
custom distributions. The goal is that you can "sell"
a distribution that you have prepared for a VM to a client
of OVH, just the "iTunes / AppStore (few euros) ... And OVH
repay the majority of income to a sys admin who propose ...

Regards
Octave

oles@ovh.net
16-12-2009, 23:00
Hello,

We are pleasantly surprised by the amount of trade-related ESXi4 and virtualization at OVH. Significantly more feedback with Hyper-V and Xen.

All these technologies are still in beta test and start. And at this level, we seek feedback specific issues. If this is your case, please send to oles@ovh.net, an e-mail with:

- The name of the virtualization distribution (ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen)
- Name / IP of the server
- IP / MAC of the VM when you encounter the problem.

This will help us to categorise the problem and fix problems faster.

We realize also that you have a hard to configure a VM database (IP, name server, DNS cache, etc.). We developed a system where you can begin creating a VM for virtualization with a precise distribution and with a specific network configuration made. And you'll only make one click to switch the system installed at OVH to your server ...

We look after vCenter VMware Lab Manager that lets you create a VM infrastructure in a few clicks. And then manage custom distributions. The goal is that you can "sell" a distribution that you have prepared for a VM to a client of OVH, just the "iTunes / AppStore (few euros) ... And Ovh repay the majority of income to a sys admin that is proposed ...

All the best,
Octave

Paw-Fox
15-12-2009, 13:00
Quote Originally Posted by oles@ovh.net

oles@ovh.net
- server ip
- distribution
- vm ip/mac
- ovh's ssh key has to be setup
and I forward it to the right dev guy which will contact you
Email Sent .

Is this free then for us? Will it always be? I'm interested!
yeah, its free and very nice. You have to download a program called vSphere to access the virtual machines, but its very nice in what it does,

I wouldn't suggest upgrading just yet, as it still needs to be worked out with the virtual mac address's.

gigabit
13-12-2009, 14:58
Is this free then for us? Will it always be? I'm interested!

oles@ovh.net
13-12-2009, 01:58
ashp a écrit:
>
> Paw-Fox;24852 Wrote:
>> How do you set the actual VMs?
>> I've set the switch but that's all I can find where to set it. - Yet
>> still getting no success.

>
> You need to edit the properties on the vSwitch and also the 'VM
> Network' to have the box next to 'Promiscuous Mode' (So you're setting
> it in TWO places) Once that's done then go to the vm that doesn't work
> and use either tcpdump/wireshark and try to do some network traffic at
> the same time and you should see it work.
>
> I think there's no solution to get everything working properly with the
> current way OVH has their switches set. I think the failover ip's just
> won't work for this.


mac failover is in the beta version. we are looking for the bugs.
there is lot of different used, different distribution and we need
to add "your" way to use the ip/mac for vps.

oles@ovh.net
- server ip
- distribution
- vm ip/mac
- ovh's ssh key has to be setup
and I forward it to the right dev guy which will contact you

ashp
12-12-2009, 22:58
Quote Originally Posted by Paw-Fox
How do you set the actual VMs?
I've set the switch but that's all I can find where to set it. - Yet still getting no success.
You need to edit the properties on the vSwitch and also the 'VM Network' to have the box next to 'Promiscuous Mode' (So you're setting it in TWO places) Once that's done then go to the vm that doesn't work and use either tcpdump/wireshark and try to do some network traffic at the same time and you should see it work.

I think there's no solution to get everything working properly with the current way OVH has their switches set. I think the failover ip's just won't work for this.

Paw-Fox
12-12-2009, 22:43
How do you set the actual VMs?
I've set the switch but that's all I can find where to set it. - Yet still getting no success.

ashp
12-12-2009, 21:42
I have done a lot of work on this today. First thing I discovered: If you set the interface of your VMs into promiscuous mode they will instantly work. You can do this with tcpdump (linux) or wireshark (windows).

Further from that I can see that all vm's correctly send outbound traffic, it's the inbound traffic that causes a problem:

21:41:26.905929 00:24:c3:84:04:00 > 00:30:48:be:34:a0, ethertype IPv4 (0x0800), length 88: 8.8.8.8.53 > 94.23.159.64.58890: 19361 1/0/0 A 207.246.126.10 (46)
21:41:30.906353 00:24:c3:84:04:00 > 00:30:48:be:34:a0, ethertype IPv4 (0x0800), length 88: 8.8.8.8.53 > 94.23.159.64.58890: 19361 1/0/0 A 207.246.126.10 (46)

That is an example of 8.8.8.8 replying to 94.23.159.64 (a linux vm) and using the mac address of the esxi server instead of the virtual mac defined mac that is assigned to the actual VM.

I would guess that either the switch is doing something weird and translating the macs and that confuses ESXi or there needs to be a way to tell ESXi to capture incoming requests to certain ip's and reroute them to the right mac address.

Paw-Fox
12-12-2009, 18:56
Update:

It seems to be a bug in the OVH..

My ovh vps consists of this:

00:50:56:09:xx:xx -Linux 94.23.155.235 - vmware
00:50:56:0a:xx:xx - Win2k8 94.23.159.38 - vmware
00:50:56:07:xx:xx - Win2k82 87.98.254.241 -vmware

The linux one works perfectly, but the other's do not.

Running a test by installing another debian, using the 87 address does not. Times out. etc.. etc..

The first mac address setup works fine, but the other's created do not. So me and my friend believes.

ashp
11-12-2009, 23:19
Quote Originally Posted by Paw-Fox
Update:
My Linux Debian vmworks: http://94.23.155.235/

My Friends Windows 2k3:
We can connect to it with remote desktop.. but we can't view any websites,pages from within but can connect to the box
This sounds similar to me! The first one I built works and the rest don't. I guess we have to do something with the vswitch to make this work.

Paw-Fox
11-12-2009, 22:32
Update:
My Linux Debian vmworks: http://94.23.155.235/

My Friends Windows 2k3:
We can connect to it with remote desktop.. but we can't view any websites,pages from within but can connect to the box

freshwire
11-12-2009, 21:49
Yeeeessssss

ashp
11-12-2009, 21:36
Has anyone gotten two seperate vm's to work with different failover IPs? I can't get this to happen, I can only get a single vm up. Just want to hear a success story from someone else so I can keep trying!

Paw-Fox
11-12-2009, 15:02
Works wonderfully - I got Debian up and running in no-problem. Without even editing any of the /etc/networking files.

My friend is currently in the process of Windows 2008 Enterprise to see how that goes, but so far looking good.

The only problem with it, is as I have a i9 with kimsufi, the free ESXi license won't allow you to have 8cores.. only 4 which in other renders 4 of the cores usless. - Just to note.

IainK
11-12-2009, 10:25
ESXi...not bad, and about time Oles! Shame VMware is such a resource hog.

jonlewi5
11-12-2009, 09:43
Awesome!

Failed so many times the other night trying to install it via vkvm

RapidSpeeds
11-12-2009, 08:02
Quote Originally Posted by oles@ovh.net
Bonjour,
Vmware ESXi 4 est disponible à l'installation ou/et à la reinstallation
en version beta. Merci pour vos feedbacks.

Amicalement
Octave
Hello,
Vmware ESXi 4 is now available for installation or/and reinstallation in beta version. Thank you for your feedback.

Friendly
Octave

oles@ovh.net
11-12-2009, 07:04
Hi there!
VMWare ESXi 4 is available for installation/reinstallation in BETA version. Please, let us know if you have any feedback.

All the best,

Octave