Guest operations fail due to errors creating files under tmp.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Unable to create snapshots including live snapshots of virtual machines (VM) or guests.
  • Unable to import a guest or VM due to errors creating files under /tmp
  • engine.log had a similar error message, when the above operations fail.
2014-03-06 15:52:39,677 ERROR [org.ovirt.engine.core.bll.CreateAllSnapshotsFromVmCommand] (pool-4-thread-40) [17462d77] Command org.ovirt.engine.core.bll.CreateAllSnapshotsFromVmCommand throw exception: org.ovirt.engine.core.compat.CompatException: java.io.IOException: Permission denied
        at org.ovirt.engine.core.compat.backendcompat.Path.GetTempFileName(Path.java:23) [engine-compat.jar:]

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.0, 3.1, 3.2

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