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libvirtd printing Cannot recv data: Value too large for defined data type

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


libvirt printing the following error: 
Value too large for defined data type.
An example would be: 
kvm01:~ # virsh --connect=qemu:///system  migrate --live --tunnelled --p2p VM01 qemu+ssh://kvm02/system
error: operation failed: Failed to connect to remote libvirt URI qemu+ssh://kvm02/system: Cannot recv data: Value too large for defined data type


This issue could be cause by multiple reasons, one of the the remote server SSH fingerprint changed. Problem could be fixed by running:
ssh-keygen -R kvm02
on kvm01 system.


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  • Document ID:000019796
  • Creation Date: 25-Nov-2020
  • Modified Date:03-Dec-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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