OpenShift Virtualization installation doesn't finish and virt-handler pods are crashing

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The installation of the OpenShift Virtualization operator doesn't finish.
  • We can see the virt-handler pods crashing all the time.
  • Kernel is logging messages like:
kvm: enabling virtualization on CPUX failed


  • OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.8.31
  • OpenShift Virtualization 4.8.5
  • Bare metal nodes

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