Here's the scenario:
1) I lost my machine where OVM Manager was installed which was managing a couple OVM Servers.
2) In haste, I went and re-installed OVM Manager losing the UUID for the first installation.
3) Now, I couldn't add the OVM Servers to the new OVM Manager since they were previously owned. My VM on the server continues to work fine.
4) To forcibly own the OVM Server, I stopped the ovs-agent service and deleted the database at /etc/ovs-agent/db
5) Now, my OVM Manager does own the OVM Server, however the VMs appear as "ORPHAN". I can't really modify or restart them from the OVM Manager.
How can I go about reclaiming(re-registering) my virtual machines. Looks like with deleting the database I also lost the meta data about the VMs. Anyway, I can rediscover/re-register?
I understand that any ideas shared wont be officially supported since I am already down that path. Thank You.
If you take a look at the console of your OVM servers, they should print the former UUID on the screen right below the local hostname. If the screen is blanked, hit the shift key. The manager UUID is usually printed on the "splash screen" of any of my OVM servers...
Also, if you print the contents of this file on any of your OVMS: /etc/ovs-agent/db/server, you will find something like this:
My UUID is actually 0004fb00000100007e451289f3bead2f, go figure…