Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449698
[Chapter 19.1] Remote_Management.xml:
Last modified: 2010-01-26 23:53:49 EST
instructions end early. There needs to be some example of how to make use of
the stuff that was just explained, such as how to connect to those machines
this is certainly a bug for engineering. It's out of my domain knowledge.
Chris L can you help out Chris C with this one?
Hi, not sure exactly what format the input should be in, so I'll just give examples of how to connect to remote systems using virt-manager and virsh.
Remote connections using SSH:
Connecting to remote hosts is specified via the --connect option.
For ssh, this will look like:
virsh --connect xen+ssh://username@hostname/
For the docs, it probably makes sense to only give an example with the
root username since regular user access isn't too useful.
1) Start virt-manager
2) Go to File->Open Connection
Connection->Remote tunnel over SSH,
and enter the desired hostname, then click connection
Remote connections over TLS and SSL:
The command will simply be
virsh --connect xen://hostname/
As the docs say, there is also pretty extensive info at http://libvirt.org/remote.html
Same process as for SSH, except in Step 3 the user will select
Connection->Remote SSL/TLS with x509 certificate
Should be noted that remote management isn't all encompassing.
virt-manager for example makes a lot of assumptions that it is
running on the local machine, such as file browsing. As such
save, restore, and vm creation is not available over remote
connections, but typical operations like start, stop, pause/unpause,
and stats monitoring all work.
If there is anything else I can provide, let me know.
Marking as modified. This bug should be fixed in the guide from RHEL 5.4. Sections have been heavily cleaned up for translation during 5.4 development.