KVM guest will not start on RHEL6 after transferring disk images from another host

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • After copying disk images from another host, attempting to start a KVM guest managed by libvirt results in:
    • Guest shows as running in virsh list or virt-manager
    • Guest doesn't respond to ping, ssh or other network services
    • No output shown on virsh console

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 virtualization host
  • KVM guest managed by libvirt (virt-manager or virsh)

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