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Starting Virtual Machines


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To start the virtual machine, enter the hpvmstart command. You can specify either the virtual machine name or the virtual machine number (listed in the hpvmstatus display under VM #.)

The hpvmstart command syntax is:

# hpvmstart {-P vm-name | -p vm_number} [-F | -s | -Q]

Table 3-5 describes the options to the hpvmstart command.

Table 3-5 Options to the hpvmstart Command

-P vm-nameSpecifies the name of the virtual machine. Specify either the -P option or the -p option.
-p vm_numberSpecifies the number of the virtual machine. To determine the virtual machine number, enter the hpvmstatus command.
-FSuppresses all resource conflict checks and associated warning messages (force mode). Use force mode for troubleshooting purposes only.
-sSanity-checks the virtual machine configuration and returns warnings or errors, but does not create the virtual machine.
-QQuietly performs the command. The default is to prompt for confirmation of the command before performing it.


For example, to start the new virtual machine compass1, enter the following command:

# hpvmstart -P compass1 (C) Copyright 2000 - 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Opening minor device and creating guest machine container Creation of VM, minor device 2 Allocating guest memory: 2048MB allocating low RAM (0-80000000, 2048MB) /opt/hpvm/lbin/hpvmapp (/var/opt/hpvm/uuids/8ba249f2-3399-11db-aacc-00306ef392e0 /vmm_config.current): Allocated 2147483648 bytes at 0x6000000100000000 locking memory: 0-80000000 allocating firmware RAM (ffaa0000-ffab5000, 84KB) /opt/hpvm/lbin/hpvmapp (/var/opt/hpvm/uuids/8ba249f2-3399-11db-aacc-00306ef392e0 /vmm_config.current): Allocated 86016 bytes at 0x6000000180000000 locked SAL RAM: 00000000ffaa0000 (4KB) locked ESI RAM: 00000000ffaa1000 (4KB) locked PAL RAM: 00000000ffaa4000 (4KB) locked Min Save State: 00000000ffaa5000 (1KB) RAM alignment: 40000000 Memory base low : 6000000100000000 Memory base FW : 6000000180000000 Loading boot image Image initial IP=102000 GP=62C000 Initialize guest memory mapping tables Starting event polling thread Starting thread initialization Daemonizing.... hpvmstart: Successful start initiation of guest 'compass1'

The hpvmstatus command displays the allocation of memory and devices. After you start the virtual machine, the hpvmstatus command displays the virtual machine status as On (EFI), because the virtual machine is powered on but the guest operating system is not running. Because the operating system has not been installed, the guest OS type is listed as UNKNOWN.

# hpvmstatus [Virtual Machines] Virtual Machine Name VM # OS Type State #VCPUs #Devs #Nets Memory Runsysid ==================== ===== ======= ========= ====== ===== ===== ======= ======== config1 1 HPUX Off 1 5 1 512 MB 0 config2 2 HPUX Off 1 7 1 1 GB 0 winguest1 5 WINDOWS On (OS) 1 5 1 1 GB 0 winguest2 9 WINDOWS Off 1 3 1 2 GB 0 compass1 13 UNKNOWN On (EFI) 1 0 0 2 GB 0

For more information about using the hpvmstatus command, see Chapter 9.

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