Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 803568
Use virt-v2v to convert VM with SDL display type, the display type should be changed to the type which qemu-kvm support
Last modified: 2014-11-18 06:27:15 EST
Description of problem:
From rhel6,qemu-kvm and libvirt don't support SDL display type,when using virt-v2v to convert VM with SDL display type,the display type should be changed to the type which qemu-kvm support
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure a guest with SDL display type
2.Use virt-v2v to convert the guest.
# virt-v2v -ic qemu+ssh://10.66.72.122/system -os default -b breth0 kvm-rhel5.6-i386
rhel5u6-32b-raw-kvm-no-rhn: 100% [================================================================================]D 0h01m55s
virt-v2v: kvm-rhel5.6-i386 configured with virtio drivers.
3.After conversion,check the display type of the guest and start the guest.
# virsh dumpxml kvm-rhel5.6-i386 |grep "graphics type"
# virsh start kvm-rhel5.6-i386
error: Failed to start domain kvm-rhel5.6-i386
error: unsupported configuration: sdl not supported by '/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm'
The display type of the guest is SDL,which is not supported by qemu-kvm and libvirt.
The display type should be changed to the type which qemu-kvm support,eg:vnc.
Or some messages should be printd to give tips:As qemu-kvm doesn't support SDL display type,so the type will become VNC after conversion.
qemu-kvm and libvirt don't support SDL display type.
Refer Bug 633326 - Fails to reject unsupported graphics type such as 'sdl'
Since RHEL 6.3 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as
exception or blocker.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the
next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Virt-v2v needs to run on the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux release
to ensure it can correctly read and modify new guest filesystem
features. A new version of virt-v2v is now available for RHEL 7.1.
Before RHEL 7.1 is released, follow the instructions here to
install unsupported preview packages on top of RHEL 7.0:
After RHEL 7.1 is released, virt-v2v will be available in
You can run virt-v2v in a single virtual machine. Other
requirements are covered here:
If you find a missing feature or bug in the new version of virt-v2v
please file a bug using the following link: