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Solved: internal error boot orders have to be contiguous and starting from 1

I exported a VM from RHEV 3.0 to an export domain. Then I imported the VM into RHEV 3.1.

I was surprised that the VM would not start. Instead, I got this message:

Exit message: internal error boot orders have to be contiguous and starting from 1

Upon further inspection, the boot order information was completely missing from the imported KVM definition:

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Solution to VM missing from Virtual Machine Manager

I restarted a standalone KVM host running RHEL6 and when I opened Virtual Machine Manager, my guest virtual machine wasn't listed at all.

Eek!

Turns out I had been messing around with the XML definition in /etc/libvirt/qemu/machinename.xml (I know, I know...consider my hand slapped) and broke it. Fortunately /var/log/libvirt/libvirtd.log was kind enough to let me know what went wrong:

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