Failed to Install OS in Xen PVM Guest : xc_dom_alloc_segment: segment kernel too large

(Doc ID 2403984.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.4.4 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Trying to install an operating system (OS) on a PVM guest using PXE boot fails with:

OVMAPI_6000E Internal Error: OVMAPI_5001E Job: 1527406564288/Start VM: PVM_Guest/Start VM: PVM_Guest, failed.
Job Failure Event: 1527406566794/Server Async Command Failed/OVMEVT_00C014D_001 Async command failed on server: <myhost>
Object: PVM_Guest, PID: 11463, Server error: Command: ['xm', 'create', '/OVS/Repositories/0004fb0000030000da20c706e10a118e/VirtualMachines/0004fb00000600009e015b11f375eb6c/vm.cfg'] failed (1): stderr: Error: (4, 'Out of memory', 'panic: xc_dom_core.c:544: xc_dom_alloc_segment: segment kernel too large (0x1040 > 0x2000 - 0x1000 pages)') stdout: Using config file "/OVS/Repositories/0004fb0000030000da20c706e10a118e/VirtualMachines/0004fb00000600009e015b11f375eb6c/vm.cfg". , on server: <myhost>...

Cause

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