Acquire running lock failed: 256 Error When Start VM From Non-clustered Server Pool

(Doc ID 1474565.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 to 3.1.1 [Release OVM30 to OVM31]
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 04-Jul-2014***


Guest VM cannot be started in non-clustered server pool and Oracle VM manager reports following error:

Job Internal Error (Operation) OVMAPI_4010E Attempt to send command: start_vm to server: <hostname> failed. OVMAPI_4004E Server Failed Command: start_vm <Repository UUID> <VM UUID>, Status: org.apache.xmlrpc.XmlRpcException: exceptions.RuntimeError:Command: ['xm', 'create', '/OVS/Repositories/<Repository UUID>/VirtualMachines/<VM UUID>/vm.cfg'] failed (1): stderr: Error: Acquire running lock failed: 256


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