Article number
000004179
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Source Hypervisor
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Target Hypervisor
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Problem with CentOS/RHEL 7 Recovery VM Booting into Emergency Mode

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Summary

An administrator may experience after a Failover or Move that a Recovery VM running RHEL/CentOS 7 is booting into Emergency Mode rather than finding the OS and awaiting for login.

Root Cause

This is a known issue of CentOS 7 / Redhat 7.

For reference, kindly see the below CentOS forum link:
https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66545

Symptoms

CentOS 7 / Redhat 7 recovery VM boots into Emergency Mode/Shell and thus login is not possible, rendring the VM as unusable.

Solution

To resolve the issue, perform the below Steps on the affected recovery VM:

  1. Restart recovery VM and choose rescue mode in Grub.

  2. Run command dracut -f and reboot the VM.

Note: If the VM has multiple initramfs, run dracut -fv --regenerate-all alternatively.