RHEV: VM paused, cannot resume

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  • Found VM in paused state
  • Unable to get it running again

In vdsm log, the following can be seen when trying to resume the VM:

org.ovirt.engine.core.vdsbroker.vdsbroker.VDSErrorException: VDSGenericException: VDSErrorException: Failed to ResumeBrokerVDS, error = internal error: unable to execute QEMU command 'cont': Resetting the Virtual Machine is required, code = -32603

In libvirt/qemu log, the following can be seen at the time the VM was paused:

KVM: unknown exit, hardware reason 31

And in /var/log/messages or dmesg:

kernel: EPT: Misconfiguration.
kernel: EPT: GPA: 0x1980a8
kernel: ept_misconfig_inspect_spte: spte 0x1a3fdcf107 level 4
kernel: ept_misconfig_inspect_spte: spte 0x1c1669c107 level 3
kernel: ept_misconfig_inspect_spte: spte 0x1c7ed45107 level 2
kernel: ept_misconfig_inspect_spte: spte 0x3efd598f77 level 1


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor release 7.1 (20150603.0.el7ev)
    • kernel-3.10.0-229.4.2.el7
    • ovirt-node-3.2.3-3.el7
    • libvirt-1.2.8-16.el7_1.3
    • qemu-kvm-rhev-2.1.2-23.el7_1.3

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