Bug 1301892 - internal error: Invalid or not yet handled value 'emptyBackingString' for VMX entry 'ide1:0.fileName' for device type 'cdrom-image'
internal error: Invalid or not yet handled value 'emptyBackingString' for VMX...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
high Severity high
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Assigned To: Michal Privoznik
Virtualization Bugs
: Upstream, ZStream
Depends On: 1275039
Blocks: 1266088
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Reported: 2016-01-26 04:54 EST by Marcel Kolaja
Modified: 2016-02-22 06:47 EST (History)
18 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libvirt-1.2.17-13.el7_2.3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Previously, when using the libvirt library with the VMWare ESXi hypervisor, loading a guest virtual machine that contained empty CD-ROM images failed with an "internal error" message. With this update, libvirt is able to successfully parse ESXi configuration values for empty CD-ROM images, and the described failure no longer occurs.
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Clone Of: 1275039
Last Closed: 2016-02-16 06:16:33 EST
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oVirt gerrit 46634 None None None 2016-01-26 04:54 EST
oVirt gerrit 47363 None None None 2016-01-26 04:54 EST
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:0220 normal SHIPPED_LIVE libvirt bug fix update 2016-02-16 11:13:07 EST

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Description Marcel Kolaja 2016-01-26 04:54:15 EST
This bug has been copied from bug #1275039 and has been proposed
to be backported to 7.2 z-stream (EUS).
Comment 6 tingting zheng 2016-01-28 02:57:18 EST
Reproduce this bug with:

1.In esx 6.0,find a guest,modify it's vmx file as below:
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.fileName =  "/vmfs/volumes/f0a07907-3759bde7/en_win_srv_2003_r2_enterprise_with_sp2_cd1_X13-05460.iso"                        ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
ide1:0.fileName = "emptyBackingString"    ----> modify this value                                                     
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

2.Save the above change,from vsphere client,I can see in "CD/DVD driver 1" shows iso File path as "[]".

3.Use virsh to connect the esx server and dumpxml the xml of the above guest.
# virsh -c esx://$esx/?no_verify=1
Enter username for $esx [root]: 
Enter root's password for $esx: 

virsh # list --all
 Id    Name                           State
 1     win2012R2-vcenter              running
 33    iscsi-test                     running
 43    VMware-vcenter-server-app      running
 -     app_vcenter600                 shut off
 -     Auto-esx6.0-win7-efi           shut off
 -     bug1260689-win2008R2-GPO-Macfee shut off
 -     esx6.0-rhel5.11-i386           shut off
 -     esx6.0-rhel5.11-x86_64         shut off
 -     esx6.0-rhel6.7-i386            shut off
 -     esx6.0-rhel6.7-x86_64          shut off
 -     esx6.0-rhel7.2-x86_64          shut off
 -     esx6.0-win2003-i386            shut off
 -     esx6.0-win2003-x86_64          shut off
 -     esx6.0-win2008-i386            shut off
 -     esx6.0-win2008-x86_64          shut off
 -     test-juzhou                    shut off

virsh # dumpxml test-juzhou
error: internal error: Invalid or not yet handled value 'emptyBackingString' for VMX entry 'ide1:0.fileName' for device type 'cdrom-image'

Verify the bug with:

In the steps as above,in step3,the result shows as below:
virsh # dumpxml test-juzhou
<domain type='vmware'>
  <memory unit='KiB'>2097152</memory>
  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>2097152</currentMemory>
  <vcpu placement='static'>1</vcpu>
    <type arch='x86_64'>hvm</type>
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <source file='[datastore1] test-juzhou/test-juzhou.vmdk'/>
      <target dev='sda' bus='scsi'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <source file='[datastore1] test-juzhou/test-juzhou_1.vmdk'/>
      <target dev='sdb' bus='scsi'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='1'/>
    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <controller type='scsi' index='0' model='vmpvscsi'/>
    <controller type='ide' index='0'/>
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <mac address='00:50:56:bf:3e:50'/>
      <source bridge='VM Network'/>
      <model type='vmxnet3'/>
      <model type='vmvga' vram='8192'/>

For the guest,the xml file can be got successfully via virsh dumpxml,so the bug is fixed and move the bug to VERIFIED.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2016-02-16 06:16:33 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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