I worked through this previously and posted in IRC yesterday about
working around running ovirt nested under VMWare. I figured i'd post
it to the mail group so that it would be available in it's entirety
here for future reference:
The following gists explain the 3 major adjustments that have to be
made currently to get nested virt under vmware working:
Hopefully it can save others the huge amount of time it took me to
figure it all out.
Specifically it's a problem with the --machine type at 3 major parts
of the vm creation for the hosted-engine.
1) You have to fix the virt-install to use --machine pc-i440fx-rhel7.2.0
2) You have to fix the guestfish spinup of the partially configured vm
to use --machine pc-i440fx-rhel7.2.0, where they edit the nic config
among other things
3) You have to tell vdsm on the node to use --machine pc-i440fx-rhel7.2.0
I don't know the underlying reason why a --machine type >
pc-i440fx-rhel7.2.0 breaks the system but it ends up resulting in a
Again, Hope this helps someone. Suggested only to use for a test/dev system.