[Ovirt-devel] Trouble on oVirt installation.

Perry N. Myers pmyers at redhat.com
Thu Aug 28 18:45:25 UTC 2008

Atsushi SAKAI wrote:
> Hi.
> My Colleage try to install oVirt.
> oVirt installation itself seems done.
> But oVirt does not control a domain.
> Would you give me a advice?
> =================
> I made the procedure from Chapter4 to 5.2.3 in
> http://ovirt.org/docs/Using_oVirt/
> but I can't start a virtual machine.
> Error message "Action invalid for these VMs:" came out in the Virtual
> Machine Action Results display,
> when I click the Actions option on the toolbar and select start.
> Why is it happen?
> Would you give me a advice to starting a VM?
> =================

Hello.  The VM could fail to start for a few reasons.  It will fail to 
start if there are not enough resources on a running oVirt Node to host 
the VM.  So...

How big is the VM you are trying to start (RAM, vCPUs)
How many oVirt Nodes do you have running and how much RAM/CPU does each 
Node have?
Are the oVirt Nodes in the hardware pool that the VM Pool is a child of? 
(are the nodes in default hardware pool, and your vms are in a subpool of 

If it's not a resource problem, can you provide me with the log files in 
/var/log/ovirt-wui on the appliance server?



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