OCI VM.Standard.E3.Flex unit is rebooting
After changing the VM Shape to VM.Standard.E3.Flex in OCI, the LoadMaster reboots by itself
Platform: Oracle Cloud (OCI)
The VM.Standard.1.2 shape is being decommissioned by Oracle in October 2023.
|Steps to Reproduce:|
2023-10-03T18:40:27+00:00 lb100 logger: System Booted
|Cause:||The LoadMaster current kernel does not support AMD.|
VM.Standard.1.2 units are Intel-based which are supported by the LoadMaster kernel. As seen below, by default VM.Standard.E3.Flex are AMD-based while VM.Standard.1.2 are Intel-based:
So, in order to get the LoadMaster to work with a VM.Standard.E3.Flex unit, the CPU must the changed to be Intel-based.
To do so, from OCI, flexible shape compability must be added to the custom image (opencloud-qcow2-kemp-vlm). This can be done by following the steps listed below:
Once completed, the instance can be modified to use a VM.Standard.E3.Flex shape which should now be Intel-based:
Last, a reboot is recommened so the LoadMaster reflects the new CPU. To do so, navigate to the WUI > System Configuration > System Administration > System Reboot > Reboot.
After the LoadMaster comes up, the boot logs will show the updated CPU details:
KERNEL supported cpus: Intel GenuineIntel