XENBUS: Waiting for device to initialize: 295s...

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3


When a VM is started it hits a 5 minute delay at:

XENBUS:  Waiting for device to initialize: 295s...

If the VM has Open Enterprise Server (OES) installed and running NSS, a corresponding entry in the message file may be:

jstcpd: Jet Stream starting with Connections NoActivity Timeout to be 300 seconds


Check the VM configuration to see if there is a virtual CDROM attached with no actual media available at the location specified.  (path to iso image is wrong/unavailable or there is no DVD in the device on the HOST).

Remove the virtual CDROM device from the VM.

Additional Information

If the VM requries access to a DVD or iso image, the .iso file should be copied to the VM or made available some other way.

Never leave a virtual CDROM permanently attached to a VM.


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  • Document ID:7014030
  • Creation Date: 31-Oct-2013
  • Modified Date:18-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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