[libvirt] How to connect to a remote VM ESXi server with Python language?

ice ice_feng at usish.com
Mon Dec 26 08:26:58 UTC 2011

Hi, Dear Mr/Mrs.

I have trouble in connecting to a VM ESXi server with python.

I am a developer using libvirt to control remote VM ESXi with python
language. But I am not able to connect to a remote VM ESXi server.

I make my try to solve this issue:

1: I use the function libvirt.Open() to open the remote VM ESXi Server, but
I don't know how to input the password. It seems that there is no parameter
for password input. 

2: I use "virsh connect ---". It is succeed when it is executed on locale
machine manual, but failed when I invoke this command in python environment.
I use "subprocess.Popen" to execute the command "virsh", but this function
would be hung on after command "communicate" executed.

-bash-4.1# python

Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, May 20 2011, 16:42:11) 

[GCC 4.4.5 20110214 (Red Hat 4.4.5-6)] on linux2

Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

>>> from subprocess import Popen,PIPE,STDOUT

>>> command=['virsh', '-c', 'esx://','list',

>>> p=Popen(command, stdin=PIPE,stdout=PIPE, stderr=STDOUT)

>>> output = p.communicate()[0]

How to fix it?


Thanks for help!

Best regards!




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