libvirt-bin: can not connect to openvz hypervisor

Fabrice Douchant fabrice.douchant at
Wed Jan 21 13:54:40 UTC 2009

Package: libvirt-bin
Version: 0.4.0-2ubuntu8.1
Severity: important

I can create an openvz VM using vzctl. 
I can create and manage a KVM/Qemu VM using virsh and virt-install.
But I cannot create, manage openvz VM using eather virsh or
virt-install. I get the error:

# virsh connect openvz:///system
Connecting to uri: qemu:///system
libvir: error : could not connect to openvz:///system
error: Failed to connect to the hypervisor

Since I have no clue how to deal directly with libvirt and because 2
tools using libvirt get the same connection error, I suppose the problem
comes from libvirt. (I also googled the error but didn't find anything)

Thank you,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers hardy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500, 'hardy-security'), (500, 'hardy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-23-openvz (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libvirt-bin depends on:
ii  bridge-utils     1.2-2                   Utilities for configuring the Linu
ii  dnsmasq-base     2.41-2ubuntu2.1         A small caching DNS proxy and DHCP
ii  iptables administration tools for packet fi
ii  libavahi-client3 0.6.22-2ubuntu4.1       Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3 0.6.22-2ubuntu4.1       Avahi common library
ii  libc6            2.7-10ubuntu4           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3      1.1.20-1ubuntu3.2       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgnutls13      2.0.4-1ubuntu2.3        the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libpolkit-dbus2  0.7-2ubuntu7            library for accessing PolicyKit vi
ii  libpolkit2       0.7-2ubuntu7            library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  libreadline5     5.2-3build1             GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libsasl2-2       2.1.22.dfsg1-18ubuntu2  Cyrus SASL - authentication abstra
ii  libvirt0         0.4.0-2ubuntu8.1        library for interfacing with diffe
ii  libxen3          3.2.0-0ubuntu10         library interface for Xen, a Virtu
ii  libxml2          2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.3  GNOME XML library
ii  netcat-openbsd   1.89-2ubuntu1           TCP/IP swiss army knife

libvirt-bin recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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