[libvirt] Remote access and libvirtd

Dave Bryson daveb at miceda.org
Thu Nov 5 19:16:11 UTC 2009


Essentially I want to be able to access ESX remotely using the libvirt  
python binding to mainly control a VM (start,stop,suspend,snapshot).   
My concern was that I needed to install and run libvirtd on ESX to do  
that.  But it sounds like the libvirt ESX support essentially uses the  
SOAP API. So it should work with libvirt installed on just the client  

Thanks again,

On Nov 5, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Maximilian Wilhelm wrote:

> Anno domini 2009 Dave Bryson scripsit:
> Hi Dave!
> (Moved the thread back to the list, hope thats OK)
>> Thank you for the response.  I'm working with ESX and am looking at
>> libvirt to see if it would be beneficial to use over the ESX SOAP API
>> (i'm not a SOAP fan). But in the case of remote access it doesn't  
>> appear
>> that libvirt will be able to help me.
> Well, the ESX driver is working completely remote and should therefore
> be helpful.
> The driver only uses the VI API, which practically is SOAP, to
> communicate with the server.
> If you could describe the problem you are facing a bit more precisly,
> one could give you some hints about how to solve this.
> Ciao
> Max
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