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Old 05-23-2008, 10:07 AM
"Richard W.M. Jones"
Default How do remote connections through virt-manager work?

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:04:22PM +0200, Alexander Todorov wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've tried to use the remote connection option in virt-manager but it doesn't
> work for me.
> Hypervisor: Xen
> Connection: Remote tunnel over SHH
> Hostname: the hostname
> I have root access to the host. Versions on host & client are the same (same OS,
> xen, libvirt, etc.)
> The connection is not working, it is asking me if libvirtd is started on the
> remote host. Am I doing something wrong or this is a bug?

There are a number of reasons why this might not work.

Libvirt over SSH requires passwordless logins (eg. using ssh agent).
It also needs a netcat ("nc") program available on the remote side and
the netcat program has to support UDP sockets -- this isn't true on
Debian for example.

Take a look at the virt-manager log file (in /root/.virt-manager) for
more clues and also tell us what versions and operating systems you're
actually running.


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines. Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.

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