RHEL: virsh unable to start VM

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  • Unable to start VM using virsh.
  • It is looking for a disk image file that does not exist.

When starting a VM using virsh, the following error appears:

# virsh start <NAME>
error: Failed to start domain <NAME>
error: Unable to allow access for disk path /var/lib/libvirt/images/<DISK IMAGE>: No such file or directory


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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