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Re: [virt-tools-list] permission denied for non-root virsh create



changed uri to qemu:///system and it worked. thanks for the help..

--
shantanu. 

On Apr 21, 2011, at 8:56 AM, Cole Robinson wrote:

> On 04/19/2011 01:27 AM, Shantanu Pavgi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I am getting some 'permission denied' issues with libvirt/qemu while trying to
>> create new VMs as a non-root user. The username trying to create these new VMs
>> is part of the 'kvm' unix group and the 'kvm' group has rw permissions in the
>> libvirtd.conf as: 
>> {{{
>> unix_sock_group = "kvm"
>> unix_sock_rw_perms = "0770"
>> }}}
>> 
>> Following is the error I received: 
>> {{{
>> $ virsh create /tmp/clearos2.xml 
>> 23:34:29.227: error : internal error Failed to add tap interface 'vnet%d' to
>> bridge 'br0' : Permission denied
>> libvir: QEMU error : internal error Failed to add tap interface 'vnet%d' to
>> bridge 'br0' : Permission denied
>> error: Failed to create domain from /tmp/clearos2.xml
>> error: internal error Failed to add tap interface 'vnet%d' to bridge 'br0' :
>> Permission denied
>> }}}
>> 
> 
> What's the output of 'virsh uri'? It's probably defaulting to qemu:///session,
> which runs libvirtd as your regular user, which won't have perms to mess with br0.
> 
> Try 'virsh --connect qemu:///system create <xmlfile>'
> 
> - Cole
> 
>> I don't see any related logs in the libvirtd.log even at debug level.  Also, I
>> have used OpenNebula cloud computing toolkit (http://opennebula.org/) with
>> this KVM-libvirt install and it is able to create new VMs without root access.
>> The OpenNebula uses libvirt API to interact with hypervisor so I am guessing
>> libvirt configuration is fine. The OpenNebula user is part of the 'kvm' unix
>> group as well and it does not have any other special privileges. 
>> 
>> Is this error coming from qemu or virt-tools/virsh?  Any pointers on how to
>> debug this will be really helpful. 
>> 
>> System Info: CentOS 5.5 64-bit, KVM/kvm-qemu 83-164.el5, libvirt
>> 0.6.3-33.el5_5.3. 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Shantanu. 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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