After upgrading packages on a RHEL 6.3 host, vdsm does not start and VMs cannot be started.

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After upgrading packages, including vdsm and qemu-kvm-rhev, on a RHEL 6.3 host, the vdsmd service would not start. The versions installed were;

  • vdsm-4.10.2-1.6.el6.x86_64
  • qemu-kvm-rhev-

When this version of vdsm was removed and the previous version (vdsm-4.9.6-44.3.el6_3) re-installed, vdsmd was then able to start. However, Virtual Machines could not be started.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3 host
  • vdsm-4.10.2-1.6.el6.x86_64
  • qemu-kvm-rhev-

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