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Re: [virt-tools-list] problems creating VMs from remote



On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:05:09AM +0100, Michael Menge wrote:
> Dear list,
> 
> I try to manage my kvm environment from one virtual server with
> virt-manager. Virt-manager accesses the kvm-hypervisors with ssh.
> 
> I discovered one problem creating new virtual servers:
> 
> -------
> A hypervisor is not running.  For kvm, load the kvm kernel modules.
> If you want to run xen, reboot and load the xen kernel.
> 
> 
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/engine.py", line 661, in
> show_create
>     create = vmmCreate(virtman=True,key=0)
>   File
> "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/vminstall/gtk/interface.py",
> line 120, in __init__
>     raise HypervisorError(HypervisorError.E_NO_HYPERVISOR)
> HypervisorError: A hypervisor is not running.  For kvm, load the kvm
> kernel modules.  If you want to run xen, reboot and load the xen
> kernel.
> -------
> 
> The error message is correct, as the management-server is a virtual server
> and there is no hypervisor running. But as i wanted to create the vm
> on the remote server. The vminstall script should check the remote server
> and not the local server virt-manager is running on.
> 
> Is this a known bug? Is ist fied in recent versions?
> 
> I am using SLES 11 which uses old versions, libvirt-python 0.7.6-1.27.5,
> virt-manager 0.8.4-1.7.11, virt-utils 1.1.3-1.3.3, libvirt 0.7.6-1.27.5,
> virt-viewer 0.2.0-1.5.65, vm-install 0.4.32-0.3.6

It's quite an old version of libvirt, but I don't think that matters.
Is virt-manager using a remote URI?  Try doing:

  virsh -c <remote-URI> capabilities

Rich.

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