Add new Centos 8 KVM virtualisation host fails

Hello, I did a clean webmin install on a fresh CentOS 8 system. Then went on to Add Physical System on my Cloudmin Master but then it fails miserably :

" Setting up KVM host system ..

Checking system status ..
.. done

Installing required commands ..
.. install failed : Last metadata expiration check: 1:02:11 ago on Thu Jul 30 17:44:39 2020. Package wget-1.19.5-8.el8_1.1.x86_64 is already installed. Package parted-3.2-38.el8.x86_64 is already installed. No match for argument: fdisk Package psmisc-23.1-4.el8.x86_64 is already installed. Error: Unable to find a match: fdisk

.. setup failed! See the error message above. "

Also the manual install of Qemu/KVM in the documentation is badly outdated and doesn't apply to CentOS 8, the indicated packages are no more in the distro.


yum install kvm qemu qemu-img

No match for argument: kvm No match for argument: qemu "

Just an update to this issue : I installed manually, now I get the Host Register screen but when I fill in the forms and validate I get : "Failed to save KVM host : KVM host system does not have any network bridges - these are needed for KVM instance networking" It was supposed to set up automatically the bridges since it's a Grade A supported and preferred host OS.

Fixed (pending)


If you SSH into this system and run yum install fdisk, does it work? Alternately, how about yum install parted ?

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Submitted by Ilia on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 04:23

Jamie, fdisk is a part of the protected packages group now in CentOS 8, which is util-linux package. It's no longer required to call for it on CentOS 8 and package fdisk is no longer available.

OK - the next release of Cloudmin will try to install either fdisk or parted when setting up a new KVM host, and succeed if either is available.

Thanks ! :)

Hi James, I was wondering if you did also fix the broken kvm support install and network bridge setup issue ? How can we know the release with the fix is available ?