Thank you! glad to be able to help ;)

As Itamar mentioned if you are running the spice client inside a VM (dunno if this is case) you will need the guest paravirtual driver and/or services for mouse handling. I have observed exactly this behavior before when running the spice client in a VM when the guest tools/drivers for mouse handling are not present (In my case most of the time VirtualBox).


On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Itamar Heim <> wrote:
On 09/12/2012 05:21 PM, Karli Sjöberg wrote:
This is awesome work, thank you so much for this! For our users and
administrators, having a button you just click to get a console is sooo
much easier than having to copy-paste a bunch of cryptic addresses and
passwords, and having to use the infamous, dangerous hacker tool VNC:)

I followed the wiki instructions and a vital piece missing is to restart
ovirt-engine before trying to install the spice-client from the install
portal. I went back and read through the email you first posted and the
restart was mentioned there so I did and then it worked! Wohoo! So you
might want to add that point to the wiki page as well, to avoid future

But...when I have virt-viewer(-0.5.3) installed, log in to webadmin and
click for console on a guest, the console shows up. But when I try to go
into the console window with the mouse cursor, the cursor jumps off to
one of the edges of my *monitor*, and not into the console window- as

you would expect. Maybe virt-viewer mistakenly "thinks" that the edges
of it´s window really are the edges of the whole monitor? Am I holding
it wrong?

do you have spice guest side drivers for local mouse handling?


6 sep 2012 kl. 22.36 skrev Dead Horse:

Wiki page added. Feel free to change/edit/contribute or provide feedback.


On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM, Robert Middleswarth
< <>> wrote:

    You should be able to create an ID.  Once you create it several
    people can update your account I am one of them.


    On 08/30/2012 11:17 PM, Dead Horse wrote:
    I would be happy to wiki'fy it ;)
    I have requested a wiki account so I will just need someone to
    grant the proper create/edit page access or create a stub page
    and allow edit access to it.
    - DHC

    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Douglas Landgraf
    < <>> wrote:

        On 08/30/2012 02:22 AM, Yaniv Kaul wrote:
        Can you wiki'fy it (@ <>) ?



            I have seen this question asked many times on this list
            and the spice-devel list. Now having figured out how to
            make it work I will provide the answer to the rest of
            the community.

            *NOTE* this only applies to Windows/Internet Explorer
            users. There exists no other option other than the html5
            spice console (still beta/in development) for windows
            users ATM. This will also only work with Internet Explorer.

            Basic Steps:
            - Install an oVirt server.
            - Add at least one node
            - Setup storage/iso/export domains

            Advanced steps
            - Start by downloading:
            - Create a directory for it oVirt looks by default in
            - Rename to and copy it into
            - Now edit
            /usr/share/ovirt-engine/engine.ear/root.war/WEB-INF and
            add the following:

             <!-- -->


            - Next create an html file within
            - In the example below an html file called "spice.html"
            - Copy/Paste the below into spice.html:

            <!DOCTYPE html>
            <title>SPICE Plugin Installer</title>

            <script type="text/javascript">
            function installSpice()
            try {
                document.getElementById('SpiceX').innerHTML =
            '<OBJECT id="SpiceX" codebase="/spice/"
            width="0" height="0"></OBJECT>';
                } catch (ex) {
                    alert("Epic Fail!: " + ex.Description);

                <p><b id='SpiceX'>Spice ActiveX Plugin</b> </p>
                <button onclick='installSpice()'>Install Spice

            - Save the file
            - You will now need to restart the ovirt-engine service
            EG: systemctl restart ovirt-engine.service OR service
            ovirt-engine restart
            - The installer page will now be available at
            http://<url to ovirt server>/spice.html EX:
            - Navigate to that page and click the install button
            - IE will prompt you to deploy/install the SpiceX
            cabinet file
            - It may gripe about an unsigned or untrusted source,
            acknowledge this an proceed anyways
            - If the install succeeds the text "Spice ActiveX
            Plugin" on the page will change to blank (it's actually
            the plugin with null values)
            - The console button in the user and webadmin portals
            will now launch the new virt-viwer spice based console!

            Happy Spice Consoling to your VM's from Windows!

            To uninstall the plugin:
            - The below removes the add-on from IE (EG: removes
            knowledge of "application/x-spice")
            - pop a command terminal and type:
            On Windows XP: regsvr32 /u "C:\Documents and
            Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application
            On Windows 7 regsvr32 /u C:\Documents and
            - Next we need to remove the rest of virt-viewer
            - Go to add/remove programs and uninstall virt-viewer,
            this removes the rest of virt-viewer from the system

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