Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468457
RFE: add option to 'virsh start' to immediately connect to the guest text console
Last modified: 2009-07-27 15:25:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Xen has this nice 'xm create -c' feature that will start a domain and immediately connect to its text console, to help with troubleshooting early boot issues. It would be very nice if virsh had a similar feature, to bring this convenience to non-xen guests.
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This seems to work fine with local KVM guests:
virsh start vmname && virsh console vmname
but might be racy in configurations where guest setup is performed asynchronously to 'virsh start' returning.
This bug has been triaged
Are there any plans for this bug to get attention soon? The "virsh start vmname && virsh console vmname" may work in some situations, but at least on my test system with a Xen guest (which is what a lot of GLS's training environments use, at least for now) it does not work. We'd like to make our courseware more forward-compatible by replacing xm commands with the corresponding virsh commands, but so far we have no viable way to access pygrub in a Xen paravirt environment without using xm.
Opps, forgot about this. It was addressed in F11 and later
$ virsh help start
start - start a (previously defined) inactive domain
start <domain> [--console]
Start a domain.
<domain> name of the inactive domain
--console attach to console after creation
Likewise for the 'create' command