Oracle VM: Failure to start guest Virtual Machine: "Hotplug scripts not working"

(Doc ID 1089604.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.2 to 3.1.1 [Release OVM22 to OVM31]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 24-May-2012***


In some cases, starting an Oracle VM guest Virtual Machine (VM) may fail with the the following error (as denoted in Oracle VM Server /var/log/ovs-agent/ovs_operation.log):

[2010-03-31 22:29:35 1750] ERROR (XendDomainInfo:2071) Failed to restart domain
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 2057, in _restart
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 1078, in waitForDevices
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/server/", line 140, in waitForDevices
   return map(self.waitForDevice, self.deviceIDs())
 File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/xen/xend/server/", line 153, in waitForDevice
   raise VmError("Device %s (%s) could not be connected. "
VmError: Device 2 (vif) could not be connected. Hotplug scripts not working.

Or with error logs below on Oracle VM Manager:

Start - /OVS/running_pool/<VM_name>
PowerOn Failed : Result - failed:failed:Error: Device 2 (vif) could not be connected. Hotplug scripts not working.


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