virsh migrate fails if hostname cannot be resolved

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  • Live migration fails in the case that a host name can't be resolved. "virsh migrate" fails with the following error message.

    # virsh migrate --live rhel60_33 qemu+ssh://
     error: internal error canonical hostname pointed to localhost, but this is not allowed
  • When host names can be resolved by the following configuration, live migration succeeds.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 snapshot 7
  • Kernel Version: kernel-2.6.32-44.el6.x86_64
  • Related Package Version: libvirt-client-0.8.1-13.el6.x86_64

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