Virt Manager returns Error launching manager: list index out of range creating new KVM VM

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Situation

After updating to the latest SLES12 patches, virt-manager returns an error when attempting to create a new KVM virtual machine.

"Error launching manager: list index out of range"

Details

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/engine.py", line 927, in _do_show_create
    self._get_create_dialog().show(src.topwin, uri)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 174, in show
    self.reset_state(uri)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 382, in reset_state
    (index, inst_repos) = util.getInstallRepos()
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/util.py", line 607, in getInstallRepos
    str = locations[index]
IndexError: list index out of range


Resolution

The issue has been reported to engineering.

As a work around, a virtual machine can be created from the command line with a command similar to:

virt-install \
--name test \
--disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/test.qcow2,format=qcow2,bus=virtio,cache=none,size=15 \
--vnc \
--noautoconsole \
--vcpus=2 \
--ram=1024 \
--network bridge=br0 \
--location=http://network.installation.server.com/install/sles11-sp3/x86_64/

Additional Information


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  • Document ID:7016700
  • Creation Date: 22-Jul-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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