My Oracle Support Banner

Oracle VM - Xend Failed to Start "(1, 'Internal error', 'xc_interface_open failed: No such file or directory')" (Doc ID 2384996.1)

Last updated on JUNE 17, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.4.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later


Xend failed to start  with error below on Oracle VM 3.4 :

#/etc/init.d/xend status
xc: error: Could not obtain handle on privileged command interface (2 = No such file or directory): Internal error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/xend", line 36, in <module>
xen.xend.server import SrvDaemon
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/xen/xend/server/", line 26, in <module>
import relocate
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/xen/xend/server/", line 28, in <module>
from xen.xend import XendDomain
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 36, in <module>
from xen.xend import XendOptions, XendCheckpoint, XendDomainInfo
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 20, in <module>
from xen.xend import balloon, sxp, image
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/xen/xend/", line 46, in <module>
xc = xen.lowlevel.xc.xc()
xen.lowlevel.xc.Error: (1, 'Internal error', 'xc_interface_open failed: No such file or directory')
xend daemon is stopped

xen modules are not loaded at boot time

#lsmod |grep -i "xen"

After manually loading the modules using modprobe, service  xend starts.


 Installation of third party packages.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.