Ticket #6556 (closed defect: obsolete)
Ubuntu 9.10 Host/Windows Server 2008 guest - guest intermittent hang
|Reported by:||LinxPatrick||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.6||Keywords:||Windows Server 2008 hang crash service|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
Host is: Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit Server Kernel = 2.6.33 but older kernels had the same issue Processor = Intel Xeon E5506 times 2 Memory = 23.6GB
Guest1 is: Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-bit SP2 Memory = 6GB but I've gone as low as 2GB Processor Cores = 3 with VT-x enabled but the number of cores don't seem to matter Video Memory = 128GB with 2D and 3D Acceleration enabled
Guest2 is: Windows Small Business Server 2008 64-bit SP2 Memory = 8GB Processor Cores = 3 with VT-x enabled but the number of cores don't seem to matter Video Memory = 128GB with 2D and 3D Acceleration enabled
The problem is that either guest will intermittently hang. Guest1 is more prone to hanging than Guest2. Guest2 has only hung-up a couple times since January of 2010. Guest1 may hang while booting or it could run for a week or more. It will typically hang-up every two or three days. Sometimes after rebooting the host the issue gets considerably worse or considerably better but there is no way I know of to reproduce one or the other.
The work-around that I've come up with is to stop the VirtualBox Guest Additions Service after booting the guest and logging in. I have not tried setting the service to disabled or to start manually.
I have a 10-year old Pentium-4 (32-bit) server with 2 processors with Ubuntu 9.10 as the host OS and one Windows XP (32-bit) guest. That machine has not experienced this issue.