Ignore quorum requirement for specific vm


Oct 4, 2021

a question, perhaps a bit odd one, is it possible to force one specific vm to start even when there is no quorum in the cluster?
this specific vm if physically bound to a specific host and can never move or be run on any other host in the cluster because of pcie assignments and it also uses local storage for its disks.
That means that no management functions are available including starting local VMs.
yes i know.

but for this specific vm there is no resource issues preventing it from starting, everything is local.
it cannot be migrated away from this host and everything it needs is on this one host.
so there will never be any conflict with anything else in the cluster (for example no shared storage)

worst case i have to figure out how to start qemu myself manually on this host but that would be an ugly hack.
or i have to stop using proxmox and i guess that will save me a little money for the license renewal.
no, this is not possible directly. qm showcmd XXX will give you the commandline, which might or might not be enough to start the VM manually. I would re-evaluate why you regularly lose quorum and fix that problem (or not use a cluster ;))


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