Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434871
adding scsi disk to qemu guest fails
Last modified: 2008-11-26 10:34:56 EST
Adding a scsi disk to a qemu based disk fails with the following error:
nable to complete install: 'Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/addhardware.py", line 513, in add_device
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/domain.py", line 724, in add_device
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/connection.py", line 446, in
File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 601, in defineXML
if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainDefineXML() failed', conn=self)
libvirtError: virDomainDefineXML() failed Invalid harddisk device name: sda
Qemu guests can't seem to handle sd* disks, so I committed a patch to disable
the scsi disk option for non-xen hvm guests:
Non-Xen based QEMU can handle SCSI disks since QEMU 0.9.1. It is simply libvirt
is not up2date enough to support it. Rather than disabling it in virt-manager we
should add SCSI support to libvirt.
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