[CentOS-virt] Boot delay and startup order for KVM guests

Nux nux at li.nux.ro
Tue Feb 23 12:17:12 UTC 2010

On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, carlopmart wrote:

> Benjamin Franz wrote:
>> carlopmart wrote:
>>> carlopmart wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>  Finally, I have migrated my rhel/centos guests from vmware to kvm
>>>> server using virtio drivers without problems. But I need to startup
>>>> these guests using certain order and assign boot delays. How can I do
>>>> this?? Does kvm provides some type of tool to do it?? Or do I need to
>>>> create virsh scripts to do it??
>>>>  I have tried autostart option from libvirt but starts all guests at the
>>>> same time.
>>>>  Thanks.
>>> Nothing??
>> http://tinyurl.com/yc356j7
> Thanks for the link Benjamin, but I only see how to configure boot order for drives,
> nics, etc and not for vm guests and configure delay boot for guests, which is all I
> need ...

You could start your VMs manualy via the kvm command line. This will give 
you more control, including the start-up order (I imagine you could use 
`sleep` in a init script).

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