Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428578
Update to latest versions of Xen and libvirt breaks gnome-applet-vm functionality: "unable to connect to hypervisor"
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:47:01 EST
Description of problem:
Following the update to latest versions of xen and libvirt, gnome-applet-vm
can't connect to the hypervisor any more. Virt-Manager still works as it should.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. update to current xen and libvirt via yum
2. add gnome-applet-vm to panel
applet displays a "failed to connect to hypervisor" tooltip
applet should be able to connect
In /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp the unix server is enabled: (xend-unix-server yes)
Before the update, using the following versions
xen 3.1.0-13.fc8 and
the applet caused abnormal behaviour of xen: after shutting down any domU they
still show up with an ID and memory allocated in both xm list/virt-manager, but
apparently they actually are shut down. At least gnome-applet-vm recognized them
as such. xm destroy would not work, only a xend restart would reset this.
In the log there was an error message which looks very much like and also
reflects the symptoms described here:
Maybe this info can help crack down on why the applet can't connect to xen in
the way it does any more.
Fedora 9. 2.6.25-0.163.rc7.git1.fc9.x86_64
Mar 29 01:53:43 bgo-s-101 libvirtd: Policy kit denied action
org.libvirt.unix.monitor from pid 5075, uid 500, result: no
Mar 29 01:54:46 bgo-s-101 libvirtd:last message repeated 21 times
Only have kvm, kqemu and qemu stuff installed. Still have the same problem.
# rpm -qa | egrep -e "qemu|kvm|xen|applet-vm"
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