On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 6:28 AM, Maurits van de Lande M.vandeLande@vdl-fittings.com wrote:
I would prefer to automatically reboot the VM (or retry the boot devices) when no bootable device is found, then when the iSCSI storage is available again the VM can boot normally.
(when I manually sent CTRL+ALT+DEL to the VM the system booted normally again)
It would be an interesting option. Sometimes, for hardware, you really want it to wait with the error message on the screen for a while so you can tell what happened. At the same time, there's nothing more annoying than having it wait forever when you know the hardware finally is ready for a boot ... Perhaps it would be possible to set a reasonable optional timeout and then have it reboot or, better, just redo the hardware scan and try again.
A reasonable optional timeout and just redo the hardware scan and try again sounds perfect. On a HP Proliant server the system is rebooted after a timeout when no boot device is detected. I don't know which option is better.
When a new bios is available I'll be happy to test it!