[libvirt] [virt-tools-list] Provision through virt-manager not supported on para-virtualized Xen?

Cheer Xiao xiaqqaix at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 15:53:43 UTC 2012

2012/2/2 Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com>:
> ... [snip] ...
> Okay, libvirt is detecting things correctly. So why is virt-manager confused?
> Using that capabilities output works for me.
> What virt-manager version are you using? Can you run virt-manager with
> --debug, connect to xen, open the 'new vm' wizard that shows the error, and
> post the debug output here?

The ouput is pasted. I also made a screenshot and uploaded to [1]. And
another unrelated question: does the output says virt-manager uses HAL
for physical network interface management? I suppose HAL is

blackie% virt-manager --version
blackie% virt-manager --debug
2012-02-02 23:49:04,992 (cli:71): virt-manager startup
2012-02-02 23:49:04,992 (virt-manager:292): Launched as:
/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py --debug
2012-02-02 23:49:04,993 (virt-manager:293): GTK version: (2, 24, 9)
2012-02-02 23:49:04,993 (virt-manager:294): virtManager import:
<module 'virtManager' from
2012-02-02 23:49:05,116 (keyring:30): gnomekeyring bindings not
installed, no keyring support
2012-02-02 23:49:05,391 (engine:555): No inspection thread because
libguestfs is too old, not available, or libvirt is not thread safe.
2012-02-02 23:49:05,396 (engine:346): About to connect to uris
['xen+ssh://lux-003/', 'xen+ssh://major/', 'xen+ssh://lux-002/',
2012-02-02 23:49:05,555 (engine:471): window counter incremented to 1
2012-02-02 23:49:14,633 (connection:954): Scheduling background open
thread for xen+ssh://lux-002/
2012-02-02 23:49:14,633 (connection:1140): Background 'open
connection' thread is running
2012-02-02 23:49:16,082 (connection:1168): Background open thread
complete, scheduling notify
2012-02-02 23:49:16,082 (connection:1173): Notifying open result
2012-02-02 23:49:18,120 (connection:1180): xen+ssh://lux-002/ capabilities:

      <cells num='1'>
        <cell id='0'>
          <cpus num='4'>
            <cpu id='0'/>
            <cpu id='1'/>
            <cpu id='2'/>
            <cpu id='3'/>

    <arch name='i686'>
      <domain type='xen'>


2012-02-02 23:49:20,336 (connection:514): Connection doesn't seem to
support interface APIs. Skipping all interface polling.
2012-02-02 23:49:27,777 (connection:570): Connection managed save support: False
2012-02-02 23:49:28,877 (halhelper:133): Unable to connect to HAL to
list network devices: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The
name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
2012-02-02 23:49:28,877 (connection:157): Libvirt version does not
support physical interface listing
2012-02-02 23:49:28,879 (connection:200): Using libvirt API for
mediadev enumeration
2012-02-02 23:49:55,510 (create:832): Guest type set to os_type=xen,
arch=i686, dom_type=xen

1. http://ftp.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/xiaqs/screenshot-new-vm.png

Cheer Xiao aka. xiaq

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