Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 988172
Installation Guide should indicate which features of RHEV that spicec and the RHEL 6.4 version of virt-viewer do not support
Last modified: 2017-05-11 08:05:09 EDT
Title: 2.3.2. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Client Requirements
Describe the issue:
The RHEL 5 client (spicec) is listed as a supported client but it does not support certain features such as Spice proxy and the WAN optimizations.
Suggestions for improvement:
Add an indicator to the spicec entry that not all features of 3.1/3.2 are supported. Perhaps include a note about what doesn't work.
Can you provide a list of unsupported features in the RHEL 5 spicec client?
- spice proxy
- wan optimizations
Do any of the other clients in that list also have limitations, or are they otherwise offering the same feature set?
Hey Tim, sorry it took me a few days to get back to you as I was out of the office last week. Bugzilla really needs an Out of Office indicator.
(In reply to Tim Hildred from comment #2)
> Can you provide a list of unsupported features in the RHEL 5 spicec client?
> - spice proxy
> - wan optimizations
> - ??
- Dynamic resolution resizing and scaling
Those were the only 3 things I could think of. We may need to ask Andy to verify that for us. Setting needinfo on him.
> Do any of the other clients in that list also have limitations, or are they
> otherwise offering the same feature set?
I believe RHEL 5 is the exception because it's the only OS on that list that is still stuck with "spicec" instead of "virt-viewer".
David - what would be on the list.
wan, mime type support, proxy
That changes things a bit. The simplest way for me to understand is:
The RHEL 5 SPICE (spicec) client does not support:
- WAN optimizations
- dynamic console resizing
- mime types
The RHEL 6.4 SPICE client (virt-viewer) does not support:
Those features are supported in the following operating systems using the following clients
- Operating System : Client
- ??? : ???
I've added a note about RHEL 5 that will probably be in the next z stream for 3.2. I'll add more when I hear more, but it may not be backported to 3.2.z in the immediate future.
(In reply to Tim Hildred from comment #6)
> The RHEL 6.4 SPICE client (virt-viewer) does not support:
> - ???
That's the only big feature I know of worth mentioning in the docs. Maybe David can also weigh in here?
> Those features are supported in the following operating systems using the
> following clients
> - Operating System : Client
> - ??? : ???
Not entirely sure how to help fill this list out. But I think you're looking for what operating systems and clients support all of the RHEV 3.2 features? If so, then...
Windows XP : virt-viewer-0.5.3-25 or higher
Windows 7 : virt-viewer-0.5.3-25 or higher
And eventually we'll add RHEL 6.5 to that list. Hope this helps.
Can you help me fill in the blanks in comment #6? We're trying to get this bug fix backported into the upcoming 3.2.z release.
It looks like the only SPICE clients that support all of the newer RHEV/SPICE features are Windows clients?
For the record, RHEL 6.4 gets virt-viewer-0.5.2-18.el6_4.2.x86_64.
I've moved the information about which features are supported. Now, the info is in a "note" directly after the client it applies to. Should be much clearer now.