Why my windows Linode auto restart?

Hi, I created a windows linode VPS using this tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBraRVMtPjg, but i use Windows server 2012 template here: https://joodle.nl/install-windows-on-a-kimsufi-server/

And i got a problem, my windows VPS usually restart itself even when my VPS's CPU is 4 processors and my VPS's RAM is 8GB. And CPU and RAM of the VPS usually run under 50%.

I just don't understand that why my VPS is auto restart. Some first tim, the Activity Feed say:

" Linode windows-server-2012 has been shut down by nht09.
Linode windows-server-2012 has been booted with config windows-2012 by nht09.
Linode windows-server-2012 has been booted by the Lassie watchdog service."

But now, when restart, the Activity Feed only say after I resize my VPSto bigger size:
"Linode windows-server-2012 has been booted by the Lassie watchdog service."

And seem that it usually auto restart after about one hour.

I don't know what to do. Please help me. Thank you so much.

P/s: Sory for my bad english.

1 Reply

Our Lassie Watchdog is a mechanism for automatically rebooting a Linode that the host believes to be unresponsive. It'll kick in when it detects unresponsiveness and it has not received a reboot or shutdown command from the API or Cloud Manager. You can learn more about this feature and how to disable it if you'd like on our guide: Recover from Unexpected Shutdowns with Lassie | Linode

As for troubleshooting why a Linode running Windows automatically shutdown or rebooted, that would be hard to say. Part of that is because any logs for the activity would likely be internal to the Linode itself, which Support does not have access to. Additionally, we do not support Windows. I have not had a Linode running Windows and I'm not familiar with troubleshooting unexpected reboots on the OS. That said, I did find this post that looks like a good place to start your investigation:

[Solved] : Windows has Recovered from an Unexpected Shutdown


Please enter an answer

You can mention users to notify them: @username

You can use Markdown to format your question. For more examples see the Markdown Cheatsheet.

> I’m a blockquote.

I’m a blockquote.

[I'm a link] (https://www.google.com)

I'm a link

**I am bold** I am bold

*I am italicized* I am italicized

Community Code of Conduct