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HUAWEI CLOUD Stack 6.5.0 Alarm and Event Reference 04

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ALM-70126 Residual Orphan VMware VMs

ALM-70126 Residual Orphan VMware VMs


This alarm is generated when a VM exists on vCenter but is deleted from the OpenStack database. This alarm is generated only for heterogeneous VMware VMs.


Alarm ID

Alarm Severity

Auto Clear







Fault Location Info

instance_id: specifies the ID of the VM for which the alarm is generated.

Additional Info

  • host_id: specifies the ID of the host accommodating the VM for which the alarm is generated.
  • hypervisor_vm_name: specifies the name of the VM for which the alarm is generated on the VMware hypervisor.

Impact on the System

Orphan VMs may affect the accuracy of the data presented to customers and data statistics.

Possible Causes

  • A backup is created for a database for future restoration. However, after the backup was created, one or more VMs were created. After the database is restored, records of these VMs are deleted from the database, but these VMs reside on vCenter and become orphan VMs.
  • VMs are directly created on vCenter.


  1. Query alarm information to obtain the VM ID (instance_id) and VM name in the VMware hypervisor.
  2. Use PuTTY to log in to the first FusionSphere OpenStack node through the IP address of the External OM plane.

    The default user name is fsp. The default password is Huawei@CLOUD8.

    The system supports both password and public-private key pair for identity authentication. If the public-private key pair is used for login authentication, see detailed operations in Using PuTTY to Log In to a Node in Key Pair Authentication Mode.

    To obtain the IP address of the External OM plane, search for the required parameter on the Tool-generated IP Parameters sheet of the xxx_export_all.xlsm file exported from HUAWEI CLOUD Stack Deploy during software installation. The parameter names in different scenarios are as follows:
    • Region Type I scenario:

      Cascading system: Cascading-ExternalOM-Reverse-Proxy

      Cascaded system: Cascaded-ExternalOM-Reverse-Proxy

    • Region Type II and Region Type III scenarios: ExternalOM-Reverse-Proxy

  3. Run the following command and enter the password of user root to switch to user root:

    su - root

    The default password of user root is Huawei@CLOUD8!.

  4. Run the following command to disable user logout upon system timeout:


  5. Run the following command to import environment variables:

    source set_env

    Information similar to the following is displayed:

      please choose environment variable which you want to import: 
      (1) openstack environment variable (keystone v3) 
      (2) cps environment variable 
      (3) openstack environment variable legacy (keystone v2) 
      (4) openstack environment variable of cloud_admin (keystone v3) 
      please choose:[1|2|3|4] 

  6. Enter 1 to enable Keystone V3 authentication and enter the password of OS_USERNAME as prompted.

    Default account format: DCname_admin; default password: FusionSphere123.

  7. Run the nova show instance_id command to check whether the VM exists.

    • If yes, it is not an orphan VM. In such a case, manually clear the alarm.
    • If no, go to 8.

  8. Log in to vCenter and check whether the VM exists based on the VM name in the VMware hypervisor.

    • If yes, it is an orphan VM. In such a case, go to 9.
    • If no, go to 10.

  9. After confirming that the VM can be deleted, delete it and check whether it is deleted from vCenter.

    • If yes, manually clear the alarm.
    • If no, go to 10.

  10. Contact technical support for assistance.

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Updated: 2019-08-30

Document ID: EDOC1100062365

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