Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 556132
virt-manager fails to connect to libvirt
Last modified: 2010-01-20 08:40:47 EST
Description of problem:
I installed virt-manager and started it, and got an error saying:
Unable to open a connection to the libvirt management daemon.
Libvirt URI is: qemu:///system
- The 'libvirtd' daemon has been started
I checked and saw that libvirt wasn't even installed, how come?
I installed it manually and started the service, then virt-manager started ok.
This is obviously not what users expect, I guess that libvirt should be installed as a dependency and started.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 384829 [details]
Virtual Machine Manager Connection Failure
Not a bug. You don't have to run libvirtd locally, you could connect to a remote server.
FYI: if you had done 'yum groupinstall Virtualization' you would have got everything you need in one go. As Lubomir mentions, simply installing 'yum install virt-manager' doesn't bring in everything since it needs to be usable in a client scenario without any local virt technology install
Thank you both for clarification, seams reasonable once you got it, but you can also understand how it seamed strange from my point of view.
Maybe a clarification in the description would be useful?