Product Documentation

VM Recovery Mode

Dec 05, 2012

If you experience serious problems with a paravirtualized Linux VM, you can try starting it up in Recovery Mode. This turns HVM mode on temporarily and sets the CD drive as the first boot, allowing you to boot a rescue CD or rescue PXE and then investigate the cause of the problem.

To start a VM in Recovery Mode:

  • Select the VM that you wish to start in recovery mode.
  • From the main menu, choose VM > Start/Shut down > Start in Recovery Mode.
    Note: You should attach your usual operating system rescue CD, boot the VM from this, and then fix the VM from the rescue CD.

See About VMs and Templates to find out more about HVM and paravirtualized modes.