Increasing the disk timeout values for a Linux 2.6 virtual machine

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Starting with Linux 2.6.13 kernels the timeout value for a Linux block device can be set using the sysfs interface. This will not affect kernels below 2.6.13. Increasing the disk timeout value for every disk attached to the virtual machine can prevent the issue from recurring.

Download 99-virt-scsi-udev.rules and move it to /etc/udev/rules.d/