libvirt migration fail with "Attempt to migrate guest to the same host"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2


libvirt printing the following error:
"error: internal error: Attempt to migrate guest to the same host". 
An example would be: 
kvm01:~ # virsh --connect=qemu:///system  migrate --live --tunnelled --p2p VM01 qemu+ssh://kvm02/system
error: internal error: Attempt to migrate guest to the same host kvm02



  • Check that both nodes have unique UUID by running: 
virsh sysinfo | grep uuid ; host_uuid could be used in /etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf 
  • Make sure that system resolve the hostname correctly. Check /etc/hosts and DNS server for duplicated records. 


The problem could be caused by different issues.  For example: 
  • Both nodes have the same UUID. 
  • DNS resolution problem. 


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  • Document ID:000019797
  • Creation Date: 26-Nov-2020
  • Modified Date:03-Dec-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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