If a disk device listed in a guest domain's configuration is either non-existent or otherwise unusable, the disk cannot be used by the virtual disk server (vds). However, the Logical Domains Manager does not emit any warning or error when the domain is bound or started.
When the guest tries to boot, messages similar to the following are printed on the guest's console:
WARNING: /virtual-devices@100/channel-devices@200/disk@0: Timeout connecting to virtual disk server... retrying
In addition, if a network interface specified using the net-dev= property does not exist or is otherwise unusable, the virtual switch is unable to communicate outside the physical machine, but the Logical Domains Manager does not emit any warning or error when the domain is bound or started.