Article ID: 6323, created on May 13, 2009, last review on May 7, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo 6.0

Symptoms

The following error appears while creating a VM for Pstorage:

[root@pcs01 ~]# prlctl create testvm
Creating the virtual machine...
Generate the VM configuration for win-2008.
Failed to register the VM: You cannot use virtual machine files on the network share    "/var/parallels". Parallels Server does not support using virtual machine files located on a network share. Select a path on your local disk and try again.
Failed to create the virtual machine.      

Cause

Parallels Dispatcher is not allowed to use network shares:

[root@pcs01 ]# grep AllowUseNetworkShares /etc/parallels/dispatcher.xml
            <AllowUseNetworkShares>0</AllowUseNetworkShares>

Resolution

In order to enable Network Shares support:

  1. Change the value of AllowUseNetworkShares to 1 in /etc/parallels/dispatcher.xml file:

    [root@pcs01 ]# grep AllowUseNetworkShares /etc/parallels/dispatcher.xml
                <AllowUseNetworkShares>1</AllowUseNetworkShares>
    
  2. Restart Parallels Dispatcher service to apply the changes:

    # service parallels-server restart
    

    NOTE: Restarting dispatcher will restart all Virtual Environments (both Containers and Virtual Machines).

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