Start VM after a specific LXC start

Vittorio

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Hi all

Is it possible to start a VM after starting a specific LXC that has also a startup delay?

Actually I have set up the VM as start order 3 and a couple of container as start order 1 and 2 and a startup delay of 90 sec each

But the VM start as soon as the first container start.

Is there a way to do it?

Thanks
 
Actually I have set up the VM as start order 3 and a couple of container as start order 1 and 2 and a startup delay of 90 sec each
The VM then should only start after 180 seconds. Strange that this isn't the case for you.
Is it possible to start a VM after starting a specific LXC that has also a startup delay?
You could script something using hook scripts.
 
Where can I find info regarding hook scripts?

What can I assume is that startup delays works only between VMs or LXCs, not between both.
So if I have more than one VM, it respects the orders and delay, same in LXCs.

Thanks
 
Where can I find info regarding hook scripts?
Isn't well documented. Search this forum for "hook script" and have a look at the example script: https://git.proxmox.com/?p=pve-docs.git;a=blob;f=examples/guest-example-hookscript.pl;hb=HEAD

So you could edit the exampel script to something like...
Code:
elsif ($phase eq 'post-start') {

     # Second phase 'post-start' will be executed after the guest
     # successfully started.

     print "$vmid started successfully.\n";
     # wait 120 seconds and start VM with VMID 200 after LXC with VMID 100 has finished starting    
     if ($vmid eq '100') {
         sleep 120
         qm start 200
     }

 }
 
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