virt-manager fails with error "Unable to open a connection to the XEN hypervisor/daemon"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Selecting hypervisor as Xen while adding connection from virt-manager results in following errors:
Jan 25 12:43:45 <hostname> libvirtd: 10133: error : do_open:1192 : no connection driver available for xen:///
Jan 25 12:46:58 <hostname> libvirtd: 2774: warning : virKeepAliveTimerInternal:156 : No response from client 0x17fbbb0 after 5 keepalive messages in 30 seconds


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

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