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Windows VM's do not shut down properly when running as KVM Virtual Machine.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 Service Pack 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack


Windows VirtualDomain cluster resources are not getting shut down cleanly after windows display has gone to sleep.

The logs show the cluster will first try a graceful shutdown (IE: virsh shutdown <domain>) but after the cluster timeout, it issues a "forced" shutdown (virsh destroy <domain>) which is like a power button reset. 
VirtualDomain(Win2012r2)[47054]: INFO: Issuing graceful shutdown request for domain winserver2012.
VirtualDomain(Win2012r2)[47054]: INFO: Issuing forced shutdown (destroy) request for domain winserver2012.
lrmd[5991]:   notice: operation_finished: Win2012r2_stop_0:47054:stderr [ Domain winserver2012 destroyed ]
crmd[5994]:   notice: process_lrm_event: Operation Win2012r2_stop_0: ok (node=rbrunt28, call=199, rc=0, cib-update=172, confirmed=true)

After the domain is started again,  the Windows "Shutdown Event Tracker" will come up asking for reason computer was shut down unexpectedly.


Need to change Windows power setting for 'display' to 'never' sleep. 
To change the power configuration:
Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options --> Click "Change plan Settings".  Set  "Turn off the display" to Never (default is 10 minutes)


Additional Information

In testing I found that if you run "virsh shutdown <domain>" once, it appears to wake it up, then if you run it again "virsh shutdown <domain>" it appears to shut it down clean if done before the display sleeps again.

Tested with Win2012r2 and Windows 7.

Cluster configuration:
primitive Win2012r2 VirtualDomain \
        meta target-role=Stopped allow-migrate=true is-managed=true maintenance=false \
        operations $id=Win2012r2-operations \
        op migrate_from interval=0 timeout=120 \
        op migrate_to interval=0 timeout=120 \
        op monitor interval=10 timeout=30 trace_ra=1 \
        params config="/images2/winserver2012.orig.xml" hypervisor="qemu:///system" migration_transport=ssh \
        utilization cpu=2 hv_memory=1024

Windows Shutdown Event Tracker screenshot:


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  • Document ID:7021066
  • Creation Date: 06-Jul-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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