KVM domain instance fails to start when a SCSI disk is added.

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • The following error message is displayed upon trying to start a KVM domain instance with a SCSI disk added:
      Error starting domain internal error process exited while
      connecting to monitor
      char device redirected to /dev/pts/0 qemu-kvm
      -device lsi,id=scsi0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x7
      Parameter 'driver' expects a driver name
      Try with argument '?' for a list.
      Details
       Traceback (most recent call last)
       File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/engine.py", line 878,
       in run_domain vm.startup()
       File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/domain.py", line 1313,
       in startup self._backend.create()
       File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 333,
       in create if ret == -1
       raise libvirtError ('virDomainCreate() failed', dom=self)
       libvirtError  internal error process exited while connecting to
       monitor
       char device redirected to /dev/pts/0
       qemu-kvm  -device lsi,id=scsi0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x7
       Parameter 'driver' expects a driver name
       Try with argument '?' for a list.
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux  6.0

  • Architecture:  x86_64

  • Kernel Version:  kernel-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
  • libvirt-0.8.1-27.el6.x86_64
  • qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.113.el6.x86_64

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