libvert error installing community virtual installation

asked 2014-11-06 16:28:08 -0500

networkguy gravatar image

The following script (for starting the seed VM) fails to execute completely. It terminates with the error message "libvirt.libvirtError: internal error: Unable to determine model for scsi controller".

HP_VM_MODE=y bash -x ~root/tripleo/tripleo-incubator/scripts/ --create seed

I am using the latest download available from the wesite.

root@helion1:~# ls -l total 5839764 -rw------- 1 root root 5979907013 Nov 6 15:16 Helion_Openstack_Community_V1.4.tar.gz drwxrwxr-x 8 1001 1001 4096 Oct 16 09:41 tripleo

/*** last few lines of output before script terminates ********/ Options drive located at /var/lib/libvirt/images/seed_options + configure-vm --name seed --image /var/lib/libvirt/images/seed.qcow2 + --diskbus scsi --baremetal-interface brbm --engine kvm --arch x86_64 + --memory 8388608 --cpus 1 --libvirt-nic-driver virtio --seed libvirt: QEMU Driver error : internal error: Unable to determine model for scsi controller Traceback (most recent call last): File "tripleo/tripleo-incubator/scripts/configure-vm", line 140, in <module> main() File "tripleo/tripleo-incubator/scripts/configure-vm", line 136, in main a = conn.defineXML(libvirt_template) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 3240, in defineXML if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainDefineXML() failed', conn=self) libvirt.libvirtError: internal error: Unable to determine model for scsi controller root@helion1:~#

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answered 2014-11-10 19:24:44 -0500

mrhoades-u gravatar image

i hit the same error. were your ever able to figure out what causes this error, or how to workaround it?

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  1. enable virtualization support in the bios
  2. Install cpu-checker sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cpu-checker
  3. checkity check sudo kvm-ok
  4. If enabled you'd get INFO: /dev/kvm exists KVM acceleration can be used
  5. If not enabled you'd get INFO: /dev/kvm does not exist INFO: blah blah
mrhoades-u gravatar imagemrhoades-u ( 2014-11-11 12:59:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-11-21 12:37:18 -0500

darragh-oreilly gravatar image

I saw this same error with Ubuntu 14.04 and

root@seednode:~# cat tripleo/HP_Helion_Version 
jenkins-installer-build-corvallis-ee-1.0-hlinux-ironic-13: Sun Sep 28 11:43:14 PDT 2014

Changing to Ubuntu 13.10 fixed it.

I heard there was a OpenvSwitch problem with 14.04. This could well be fixed in a more recent Helion version.

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