Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 616346
libvirt doesn't allow me to run RHEL5 guest on RHEL-6 host
Last modified: 2010-07-20 08:34:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Whenever I try to start a virtual machine on my RHEL-6 host, I get this error message:
johanka:~# LANG=C virsh start tikanga
error: Failed to start domain tikanga
error: internal error Process exited while reading console log output: Supported machines are:
pc RHEL 6.0.0 PC (alias of rhel6.0.0)
rhel6.0.0 RHEL 6.0.0 PC (default)
rhel5.5.0 RHEL 5.5.0 PC
rhel5.4.4 RHEL 5.4.4 PC
rhel5.4.0 RHEL 5.4.0 PC
Which (aside from being completely unhelpful ... which machine we are talking about here? host or guest?) is just wrong. My host is RHEL-6, guest RHEL-5
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
johanka:~# rpm -q libvirt qemu-kvm
Steps to Reproduce:
RHEL-4 guest starts without a problem.
When I changed via
virsh edit tikanga
<type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-0.12'>hvm</type>
<type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>
guest starts again.
Is this a regression or wasn't this supposed to work all the time and it was just a mistake that it did?
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libvirt should've selected a rhel-5 machine type for your installation. Using pc-0.12 was wrong; was this guest installed a while ago?
Earlier version of RHEL6 kvm still included the 'pc-0.12' machine type. This was recently disabled
- kvm-Disable-non-rhel-machine-types-pc-0.12-pc-0.11-pc-0..patch [bz#607263]
Hence any guests which happened to have that wouldn't work. IMHO this is NOTABUG.
Closed per comment #6