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Unable To Start Virtual Machine in KVM (Doc ID 2482068.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Trying to start a guest in KVM fails with:

 Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: ioctl(KVM_CREATE_VM) failed: 16 Device or resource busy
failed to initialize KVM: Device or resource busy

 

Cause

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