Oracle VM: Kdump Service Is Not Supported On Oracle Linux 6 Virtual Machine Guests (Doc ID 1298553.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 to 3.4.2 [Release OVM21 to OVM34]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL6 to OL6U5]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

You are running Oracle Linux 6 as a virtual machine guest and attempting to configure the 'kdump' service.

While attempting to start the 'kdump' service, you encounter the error as follows:

# service kdump start
Kdump is not supported on this kernel [FAILED]

Attempting to use the GUI utility 'system-config-kdump' to configure kdump, you will also notice the following message displayed:

'Kdump_not_supported_on_Xen_domU_guest'

Changes

 

Cause

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