Bug 1032916 - virt-install ignores VNC port or listen when using hvm
virt-install ignores VNC port or listen when using hvm
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Michael Young
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-21 04:07 EST by G Crowe
Modified: 2015-02-17 14:20 EST (History)
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Description G Crowe 2013-11-21 04:07:09 EST
Description of problem:
When manually setting the VNC "port" or "Listen" parameters, these are ignored when using "--hvm" but are parsed correctly when using "--paravirt"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 19

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. netstat -an | grep 5900
(this shows no VNC sessions)
2. run "virt-install" to create a fedora 19 virtual machine including the parameters "--hvm" and "--graphics vnc,listen="
3. netstat -an | grep 5900
(this shows a listening TCP port on

Actual results:
VNC is listening on port 5900

Expected results:
VNC should be listening on port 5900

Additional info:
substituting "--hvm" with "--paravirt" when running "virt-install" will give the correct VNC behaviour.

Note that the Xen host is running text-only and I get the following additional error when running virt-install (regardless of whether I am using --hvm or --paravirt)
** (virt-viewer:15275): WARNING **: Could not open X display
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