Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 998191
Installation Guide should indicate which features of RHEV that spicec and the RHEL 6.4 version of virt-viewer do not support
Last modified: 2014-11-09 17:29:13 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #988172 +++
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.
--- Additional comment from Tim Hildred on 2013-08-11 22:48:26 EDT ---
For the time being, I've added this to the topic:
* The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 SPICE client (spicec) does not support all of the features present in the latest SPICE client. WAN optimizations, dynamic console resizing, proxying, and mime types are not supported.
* The versions of SPICE clients (virt-viewer) prior to the one shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 do not support all of the features present in the latest SPICE client. Proxying is not supported.
I believe this covers the original bug report, and all the information gathered so far. I'm going to move this to MODIFIED for now, and change it to ON_QA when I've staged it. I'll also be backporting this to the 3.2 docs when resources allow.
--- Additional comment from Alison Young on 2013-08-13 00:29:43 EDT ---
Checked in: Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization-Installation_Guide-3.3-en-US-3.3-3
Content is exactly what was asked for.
--- Additional comment from Tim Hildred on 2013-08-13 03:30:12 EDT ---
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.
--- Additional comment from Alison Young on 2013-08-15 22:40:06 EDT ---
Checked in: Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization-Installation_Guide-3.3-en-US-3.3-4
Great thanks Tim, VERIFIED
Reassigning to Jodi Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org) as I am no longer working on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization documentation.
In accordance with Comment 1, I am closing this NOTABUG.
Re-opening - related to customer case.
The table that Bryan makes frequent use of and would like to see in the documentation is here:
Since there's obvious customer requirement for it, I think it should be included in the docs. It's not for us to make the product look good or bad; our only requirement is to help customers use it.
I have also provided instructions for setting up SPICE Proxy which were referred to in this KCS article https://access.redhat.com/site/solutions/425693
It's the circle of life. Here's the article:
This comment, or some future version of it that remains in lockstep with RHEV as it develops, should be included in the Installation Guide until there's a good reason to no longer include it.
Closing this bug as content is available in the current release already. Please file a new bug if you have further feedback.