[ovirt-users] How to See Ovirt Console From a Remote Windows Host

Daniel Abrich daniel at abrich.eu
Mon Oct 13 17:29:25 UTC 2014


That works perfect! Thanks a lot! 


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Daniel Abrich 

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W dniu 2014-10-13 16:58, Michal Skrivanek napisał(a): 

> On Oct 13, 2014, at 11:11 , Daniel Abrich <daniel at abrich.eu> wrote:
> Jon Forrest <nobozo at ...> writes: I know that this is simple for some of you, but I also know from Googling around that lots of people have had trouble seeing their ovirt console from a remote Windows host. Below I describe what finally worked for me. I hope this helps somebody avoid wasting as much time as I did today. I'm a fairly experienced VMWare user who's learning ovirt. I just installed an all-in-one ovirt server and copied a CentOS 6.5 iso into it. I then tried to boot a new VM but soon learned that console access is different in ovirt than on VMWare. I then spent over an hour trying the various documented ways to view a remote console using Spice on my Windows 7 desktop. I even tried using a Linux VM to see if the Firefox plugin for Spice would work. Nothing. What finally worked was installing the virt-viewer Windows client (http://virt-manager.org/download/ [1]). Then, I opened the ovirt Administration Portal in Firefox running on my Windows 7 desktop. I created a new VM
and configured it the way I wanted. Then, from the "Virtual Machines" tab, I started the new VM. Pretty soon the little console icon turned green so I clicked on it. I got the prompt from Firefox asking me what app I wanted to associate with the ".vv" URL that opened when I clicked on the console icon. I browsed around and selected Program FilesVirtViewerbinremote-viewer.exe which is from the virt-viewer client package I installed above. I told Firefox to always use this app for this kind of file. This works great! I was able to boot the CentOS system and install it with no problems. Good luck! Jon Forrest Hi, I have one problem with that. I believe that the problem is rather in oVirt, not the viewer. I have oVirt installed at work and I also have connection to the work environment using IPv6 tunnelling (Windows WAN). In the oVirt all hosts are added using FQDN. The problem is that all hosts in the LAN (inside the company) are resolved via IPv4 and the same FQDN is resolved via IPv6
when I'm connected via WAN. In the console.vv file I can see the IPv4 address unfortunately and the connection to the console via WAN is not working. If I change the file putting FQDN to the "host=" line everything is working fine. How to change the oVirt? I'd prefer that the line "host=" contains the FQDN (or whatever is being put in the engine database) not the IP address?

there's a Display address override per host where you can map each
host's console address to something else; some other IP or FQDN
you just need to set it for all hosts


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