Failed to Add a Virtual Disk to a VM "Error: Device xvde is already connected"

(Doc ID 2296647.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.4.2 and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.2.2 to 2.2.2 [Release 2.0]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When trying to add a new virtual disk to a guest VM, it fails with error "Device xvde is already connected."

Cause

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