xend silently fails to start (Doc ID 1384714.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 29, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 to 3.1.1 [Release OVM30 to OVM31]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

In Oracle VM, the xend service appears to start normally, but ovs-agent and xendomains fail to start, and using the xm command results in:

Error: Unable to connect to xend: No such file or directory. Is xend running?
/var/log/xen/xend.log contains errors beginning:
[2011-12-07 11:12:19 4612] ERROR (SrvDaemon:349) Exception starting xend (no element found: line 1, column 0)

Cause

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