Troubleshooting instances with failed status checks

Sometimes an instance status check fails due to the instance not running as expected. In a Linux-based instance, we might solve the issue by restarting.

If you see the error after rebooting the instance, then try to retrieve system logs. Here are some of the common system log errors and general actions to fix them:

  • Out of memory: Kill the process:
  • VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (Root filesystem mismatch):

  • XENBUS: Timeout connecting to devices (Xenbus timeout):

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