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

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 28 15:09:06 UTC 2011

2011/12/26 ice <ice_feng at usish.com>:
> 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.

Let's just ignore your second try with virsh. The problem with your
first try is that you need to use libvirt.openAuth() instead of
libvirt.open(). openAuth() allows to pass credentials via a callback

There is a Python example in the libvirt codebase that does this, see


Matthias Bolte

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