[strongSwan] Strongswan test suite start-test failed to create network vnet1

Vinay Gudur vinaysgudur at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 06:12:39 CET 2019

Hi Peter,

virsh net-create /home/user/strongswan-5.6.1.testsuite/testing/config/kvm/
error: Failed to create network from /home/user/strongswan-5.6.1.
error: Requested operation is not valid: network is already active as

>> Network 'vnet1' looks to be already created. Please run 'stop-testing'
script to cleanup and then restart.

Vinay Gudur

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 12:06 AM Peter Hsiang <phsiang at nvidia.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> To build and run the strongswan test suite, I followed the wiki procedure
> of installing packages and running the scripts.  The make-testing is
> successful.  The start-testing fails at:
> virsh net-create
> /home/user/strongswan-5.6.1.testsuite/testing/config/kvm/vnet1.xml
> error: Failed to create network from
> /home/user/strongswan-5.6.1.testsuite/testing/config/kvm/vnet1.xml
> error: Requested operation is not valid: network is already active as
> 'vnet1'
> Any idea?
> In an earlier step, I did have to modify /etc/libvirt/qemu.conf to set
> security_driver = "none" per the wiki, to resolve error message:
> error: Failed to create domain from
> /home/user/strongswan-5.7.2/testing/config/kvm/alice.xml
> error: internal error: early end of file from monitor, possible problem:
> 2019-01-22T22:45:08.756378Z qemu-system-x86_64: -drive
> file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/alice.qcow2,format=qcow2,if=none,id=drive-virtio-disk0,cache=writethrough:
> Could not open backing file: Could not open backing file: Could not open
> '/home/user/sstestbuild/build/images/debian-stretch-amd64.qcow2':
> Permission denied
> Thanks,
> Peter
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