If you are running a Linux with SELinux in enforcing mode you will encounter an error while trying to creating a new VM with libvirt if you try to use a ISO as installation media which is not in the default /var/lib/libvirt/ folder. The error message will look something like this: 2293: error : qemuMonitorIORead:609 : Unable to read from monitor: Connection reset by peer 2293: error : qemuProcessReportLogError:1928 : internal error: qemu unexpectedly closed the monitor: 2019-03-25T10:59:10.