Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 617389
if remote hypervisor username different than local virt-manager client machine username, confusion ensues
Last modified: 2011-05-19 09:46:27 EDT
Created attachment 433818 [details]
screenshot of the 'add connection' dialog
Description of problem:
my username on my local laptop on which i run virt-manager is duffy.
my access to the remote hypervisor on which my guests run is via the 'root' account, through my ssh key.
when i used the 'Add connection' dialog, this vital knowledge was not at the front of my mind. since the 'hostname' field is labeled 'hostname' i didn't not realize, once i thought that maybe the username was an issue, that you could type a username@ in the field.
i don't know what the right answer is though. maybe have a separate username field that defaults to the local username? or a tooltip that lets you know you can type usernames?
maybe suggest to users upon a failed connection that you tried to connect as 'duffy' but maybe should try as 'root'?
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Fixed in virt-manager-0.8.6-1.el6.
Verified this bug PASS with virt-manager-0.8.6-2.el6.noarch
Separate input box (username, hostname) is provided for user and also a dynamic info at the below displaying 'Generated URI: qemu+ssh://$username@/system'
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