Error “Cannot import VM. Selected display type is not supported by the operating system” When Importing VM from RHEV to oVirt

Assalamualaikum,

When importing VMs from a StorageDomain (usually export domain) you may get a “Cannot import VM. Selected display type is not supported by the operating system” error.

This is my workaround solution. The issue happened when I try to import VM to oVirt 4.3. The VM is originally from RHEV 3.4.

  1. Detach Storage Domain (Mine is export domain)
  2. Find OVF files on Storage Domain. (Search for VM’s ID. In oVirt 4.2, ovf file will be in /export_domain_path/export_domain_ID/master/vms/VM_ID)
  3. Edit this OVF volume files and change their <DefaultDisplayType> to 1 (or a supported value)
  4. Reattach Storage Domain so OVF_STORE files are re-read.
  5. Import the VM.
  6. After you have success imported the VM, You may need to modify the value on VM console. (VM > Edit > Show Advance Option > Console)
  7. Boot up the Vm to test.

That’s it, we’re done!

Wassalam..

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