Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441841
VM applet will not open Virtual console for domain
Last modified: 2009-12-14 16:18:21 EST
Description of problem:
While domU is running try opening the virtual console using the VM GNOME pannel
applet. It fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a domU running
2. have the VM applet added to some GNOME pannel
3. right click the applet icon
4. a list of running domains (and other options) appears. right click on some of
the running domUs
5. a list of options appears
6. right click on Virtual Console
Virtual console is not started for the chosen domain (even after user is asked
to provide root password)
Virtual console is started.
This has been working in previous releases.
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.
Since no regressions are allowed between releases,
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.
Please resolve ASAP.
I don't think this is a regression in the applet. The applet wasn't updated (since RHEL5.0).
It seems like a bug 435264 in virt-manager. I guess we need to backport http://hg.et.redhat.com/virt/applications/virt-manager--devel?cs=fdacfd833874 upstream patch to RHEL5. The problem has been fixed in Fedora only...
Alexander, you try to start virt-manager by
virt-manager -c Xen --show-domain-console <domain-UUID>
# virsh -c test:///default dominfo test
OS Type: linux
CPU time: 1220270608.4s
Max memory: 8388608 kB
Used memory: 2097152 kB
# virt-manager -c test:///default --show-domain-console 004b96e1-2d78-c30f-5aa5-f03c87d21e69
# virt-manager --show-domain-creator
Created attachment 317090 [details]
Fix virt-manager --show* options.
Code is virtually identical to fix upstream. Commands seem to work now.
QE ack for RHEL5.3.
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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