Unable to create snapshot of a raw disk while using RHEL KVM

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Unable to create snapshot of a raw disk while using with RHEL kvm+libvirt.
  • Getting one of the following errors when creating the snapshot
error: unsupported configuration: internal snapshot for disk vda unsupported for storage type raw
error: Requested operation is not valid: Disk <disk_name> does not support snapshotting
  • Using 'virsh snapshot-create c' command to create snapshot.

Environment

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

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