"Warning: Could not retrieve virtualization information! libvirtd service needs to be running". Root user's inbox is getting flooded with the emails containing this warning message.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

Every two (2) minutes I am getting this emailed to root:

From root@pcr5.localdomain  Sun Oct 16 11:50:02 2011
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:50:01 -0600
From: root@pcr5.localdomain (Cron Daemon)
To: root@pcr5.localdomain
Subject: Cron <root@pcr5> python         /usr/share/rhn/virtualization/poller.py
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
X-Cron-Env: <USER=root>
Warning: Could not retrieve virtualization information!
    libvirtd service needs to be running.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6

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