Bug 328841 - [5.2]Cannot create the HVM domain using CD-ROM device because virDomainDefineXML() fails.
[5.2]Cannot create the HVM domain using CD-ROM device because virDomainDefine...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
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Reported: 2007-10-11 21:48 EDT by Masayuki Sunou
Modified: 2009-12-14 16:16 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0291
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 12:47:51 EDT
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Description Masayuki Sunou 2007-10-11 21:48:48 EDT
Description of problem:
When HVM domain using CD-ROM is created on virt-install, 
virDomainDefineXML() fails.
As a result, although installation of guest OS succeeds, 
guest OS cannot be started, because config file is not created.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
upstream(revision of Changelog : 1.766)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Execute virt-install with --cdrom and --hvm. 
  # vier-install --cdrom /dev/cdrom --hvm ...
Actual results:
virDomainDefineXML() fails.

Expected results:
Installation of HVM domain succeeds.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2007-10-12 04:25:59 EDT
Please provide a full command line so we are more likely to be able to 
reproduce the problem.

Comment 2 Masayuki Sunou 2007-10-12 05:23:10 EDT
Full command and output message are added.

# virt-install --name HVM_TEST --ram 350 --file /dev/sda8 --hvm --
cdrom /dev/cdrom --vnc --keymap ja

Starting install...
libvir: Xen error : Domain not found: xenUnifiedDomainLookupByUUID
libvir: Xen error : Domain not found: xenUnifiedDomainLookupByName
Creating domain...                                                 0 B 00:00
virDomainDefineXML() failed
Domain installation may not have been
 successful.  If it was, you can restart your domain
 by running 'virsh start HVM_TEST'; otherwise, please
 restart your installation.
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 18:17:52 ERROR    virDomainDefineXML() failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 485, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 449, in main
    dom = guest.start_install(conscb,progresscb)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 740, in 
    return self._do_install(consolecb, meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 787, in 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 589, in defineXML
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainDefineXML() failed', conn=self)
libvirtError: virDomainDefineXML() failed
Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2007-10-12 05:34:04 EDT
What version of libvirt is used ? This could be a mismatch between the 
latest virt-install version (installed from an RPM ?) and an older 
libvirt which didn't have full support for it.

Comment 4 Masayuki Sunou 2007-10-14 20:29:54 EDT
The version is as follows. 
 o Libvirt is got from CVS.
   --> Revision of Changelog is "1.766"
 o Virt-install is got from Mercurial.
   --> Changeset is "286:531b73491ac2"

Both virt-install and libvirt are the latest versions. 
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 11:55:28 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 6 Daniel Veillard 2007-11-06 08:33:30 EST
Okay this was fixed upstream:


Comment 8 Daniel Veillard 2007-12-11 10:12:58 EST
libvirt-0.3.3-1.el5 has been built in dist-5E-qu-candidate with the fix
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 12:47:51 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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