Hosted-Engine deploy with iSCSI and RHEV-M appliances fails with "error while converting raw: Permission denied" in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5.3

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • Hosted-Engine deploy fails when extracting the ova archive to the guest logical volume with message error while converting raw: Permission denied
  • Complete error message ovirt-hosted-engine-setup-xxx.log:
2015-08-02 10:33:35 DEBUG otopi.plugins.ovirt_hosted_engine_setup.vm.boot_disk plugin.execute:937 execute-output: ('/usr/bin/sudo', '-u', 'vdsm', '-g', 'kvm', '/usr/bin/qemu-img', 'convert', '-O', 'raw', '/tmp/tmpP6eF66', '/rhev/data-center/mnt/blockSD/1ab81e06-7806-4316-b332-45d7afc9640c/images/7ad03851-fa77-4dd7-9c6f-d17eafff2cfe/87bbdd4a-bad6-4c6a-812d-5a58bbb192ca') stderr:
/rhev/data-center/mnt/blockSD/1ab81e06-7806-4316-b332-45d7afc9640c/images/7ad03851-fa77-4dd7-9c6f-d17eafff2cfe/87bbdd4a-bad6-4c6a-812d-5a58bbb192ca: error while converting raw: Permission denied

2015-08-02 10:33:35 DEBUG otopi.context context._executeMethod:152 method exception
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/otopi/", line 142, in _executeMethod
  File "/usr/share/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/scripts/../plugins/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/vm/", line 513, in _misc
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/otopi/", line 168, in __exit__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/otopi/", line 160, in commit
  File "/usr/share/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/scripts/../plugins/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/vm/", line 209, in commit
    raise RuntimeError(message)
RuntimeError: Command '/usr/bin/sudo' failed to execute
2015-08-02 10:33:35 ERROR otopi.context context._executeMethod:161 Failed to execute stage 'Misc configuration': Command '/usr/bin/sudo' failed to execute


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5.3

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In

New to Red Hat?

Learn more about Red Hat subscriptions

Using a Red Hat product through a public cloud?

How to access this content