CentOS 6.4 service virt-who won’t start – work around

Here is the problem.

[root@bob ~]# service virt-who start

Démarrage de virt-who : Traceback (most recent call last):

File “/usr/share/virt-who/virt-who.py”, line 33, in <module>

from subscriptionmanager import SubscriptionManager, SubscriptionManagerError

File “/usr/share/virt-who/subscriptionmanager.py”, line 24, in <module>

import rhsm.connection as rhsm_connection

ImportError: No module named rhsm.connection



There is a simple work around. Install the Scientific Linux 6 python-rhsm package.


Name : python-rhsm

Version : 1.1.8 Vendor : Scientific Linux

Release : 1.el6 Date : 2013-02-22 01:54:26

Group : Development/Libraries Source RPM : python-rhsm-1.1.8-1.el6.src.rpm

Size : 0.27 MB

Packager : Scientific Linux

Summary : A Python library to communicate with a Red Hat Unified Entitlement Platform

Description :

A small library for communicating with the REST interface of a Red Hat Unified

Entitlement Platform. This interface is used for the management of system

entitlements, certificates, and access to content.


First install python-simplejson


[root@bob ~]# yum install python-simplejson


Then pick a mirror from http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/20813982/dir/scientific_linux_6/com/python-rhsm-1.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm.html and download python-rhsm-1.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm and install it


[root@bob ~]# rpm –install python-rhsm-1.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm


Then start virt-who


[root@bob ~]# service virt-who start

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