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RHEL6 virtualization issues with Error: No hypervisor options were found for this connection

When trying to run the GUI “virt-manager,” I ran into this problem on a Dell server:
 
When I invoke virt-manager from the command line as root, then click new to create a guest OS, I get a warning/error message that reads:
Error: No hypervisor options were found for this connection.
This usually means qemu or kvm is not installed on your machine.  Please insure they are installed as intended.
When I go on to enter a name for the guest in the box, the forward button is grayed out.  However, clicking enter takes me to step 2.
Errors you’d see in /var/log/messages:
 Mar 11 06:18:27 myserver kernel: kvm: disabled by bios
Mar 11 07:11:31 myserver kernel: kvm: disabled by bios
Mar 11 08:39:09 myserver kernel: kvm: disabled by bios
 
 As it turns out, this quite annoying problem wasted a lot of time.  The solution was actually on the BIOS of the server, where there’s a switch to enable Virtualization.  After doing this and rebooting, KVM was able to load properly and allow for new VMs to be installed.
Categories: Linux, Redhat, Virtualization
  1. Atharva Deshmukh
    October 4, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Great…thanks dude..🙂

  2. tamim
    June 15, 2013 at 5:06 am

    i gave enabled virtualization from bios but still i got this message😦

  3. shivam
    October 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    i enabled virtualization in baios than also still i am getting same error….

    • October 5, 2013 at 5:30 am

      Have you checked compatibility between the OS and the chipset? There may be some hardware compatibility going on.

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