Can not live migrate VM from v4 node to v5 node


Aug 22, 2017
I'm going to upgrade my PVE cluster to v5.3; thus i wish to LIVE migrate VMs from PVE node(s) v4.3 to newly upgraded node (v5.3), but getting error as below:
I CAN migrate to other v4 node, but can not migrate to nodes upgraded to v5;

Feb 25 13:07:05 starting migration of VM 901 to node 'cp-node1' (
Feb 25 13:07:05 copying disk images
Feb 25 13:07:07 starting VM 901 on remote node 'cp-node1'
Feb 25 13:07:09 start failed: command '/usr/bin/kvm -id 901 -name -chardev 'socket,id=qmp,path=/var/run/qemu-server/901.qmp,server,nowait' -mon 'chardev=qmp,mode=control' -pidfile /var/run/qemu-server/ -daemonize -smbios 'type=1,uuid=3c354891-e084-43d2-a382-8705cbf43c7e' -smp '4,sockets=1,cores=4,maxcpus=4' -nodefaults -boot 'menu=on,strict=on,reboot-timeout=1000,splash=/usr/share/qemu-server/bootsplash.jpg' -vnc unix:/var/run/qemu-server/901.vnc,x509,password -cpu kvm64,+lahf_lm,+sep,+kvm_pv_unhalt,+kvm_pv_eoi,enforce -m 8192 -device 'pci-bridge,id=pci.2,chassis_nr=2,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1f' -device 'pci-bridge,id=pci.1,chassis_nr=1,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1e' -device 'piix3-usb-uhci,id=uhci,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1.0x2' -device 'usb-tablet,id=tablet,bus=uhci.0,port=1' -device 'cirrus-vga,id=vga,bus=pci.0,addr=0x2' -device 'virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x3' -iscsi '' -drive 'if=none,id=drive-ide2,media=cdrom,aio=threads' -device 'ide-cd,bus=ide.1,unit=0,drive=drive-ide2,id=ide2,bootindex=200' -drive 'file=/dev/STNode2-vg1/vm-901-disk-1,if=none,id=drive-virtio0,cache=writeback,format=raw,aio=threads,detect-zeroes=on' -device 'virtio-blk-pci,drive=drive-virtio0,id=virtio0,bus=pci.0,addr=0xa,bootindex=100' -netdev 'type=tap,id=net0,ifname=tap901i0,script=/var/lib/qemu-server/pve-bridge,downscript=/var/lib/qemu-server/pve-bridgedown,vhost=on' -device 'virtio-net-pci,mac=36:65:33:35:32:32,netdev=net0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x12,id=net0,bootindex=300' -machine 'type=pc-i440fx-2.6' -incoming unix:/run/qemu-server/901.migrate -S' failed: exit code 1
Feb 25 13:07:09 ERROR: online migrate failure - command '/usr/bin/ssh -o 'BatchMode=yes' qm start 901 --skiplock --migratedfrom cp-node2 --stateuri unix --machine pc-i440fx-2.6' failed: exit code 255
Feb 25 13:07:09 aborting phase 2 - cleanup resources
Feb 25 13:07:09 migrate_cancel
Feb 25 13:07:10 ERROR: migration finished with problems (duration 00:00:05)
TASK ERROR: migration problems
Thans dcsapak for your answer.
To upgrade from v4.3 to v4.4 i just need to
move live VMs out,
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade on an empty host
and that's it?
Yes, that should be all. And reboot the node afterwards of course.


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