VM's crash during migration between hypervisors or remain in a "Paused" state after a migration

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • We have a situation where VMs that are being migrated are not starting up on the other hypervisor.

  • After migration, some VMs on one hypervisor show as paused.

  • After restarting the vdsmd service some VMs showed as paused.

  • The VDSM logs on the host (in the case of migration, the destination host) contain the following error;

Thread-73::ERROR::2014-03-21 19:47:30,443::vm::2169::vm.Vm::(_startUnderlyingVm) vmId=`7d214feb-3e76-4c4d-bc10-173577ee5ea4`::The vm start process failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/vm.py", line 2147, in _startUnderlyingVm
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/vm.py", line 3598, in _waitForIncomingMigrationFinish
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/vm.py", line 2935, in _domDependentInit
  File "/usr/share/vdsm/vm.py", line 2921, in _updateAgentChannels
    os.symlink(path, socketPath)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1.x

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