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Re: [libvirt-users] Virtualizing a an old SuSE system



On 02/27/2012 08:56 PM, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 05:41:49PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 02/27/2012 05:15 PM, Dale Amon wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:14:41AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>>>> On 02/25/2012 07:42 PM, Dale Amon wrote:
>>>>> I'm in the midst of an attempt to convert an
>>>>> old and rather large SuSE server (5 disks) into
>>>>> a virsh loadable VM. Has anyone else dealt with
>>>>> the issues of systems of this sort? I'm at the
>>>>> moment trying to hand construct a machine xml
>>>>> file for it. I managed to create one which would
>>>>> load but not start.
>>>>
>>>> Personally, rather than trying to hand-create XML, I've found it handy
>>>> to use virt-manager's ability to create a new machine XML description
>>>> around existing disk images.  That is, use virt-manager to create a new
>>>> VM, but instead of telling it to install the new machine from scratch,
>>>> you instead tell it to attach to the pre-existing storage of the
>>>> eventual guest, and the OS that is installed in that storage, and it
>>>> generates pretty good defaults for the XML that will then boot that guest.
>>>
>>> Hmmm... this is a very remote (from me) virtual host server.
>>> I can get a remote xterm but it throws a fit when I try to
>>> run virt-manager as root over ssh.
>>>
>>>  ERROR:root:Unable to initialize GTK: could not open display
>>>
>>> Suggestions?
>>
>> Run virt-manager locally, and tell the local virt-manager to connect to
>> the remote qemu+ssh://root remote/system, rather than trying to run a
>> remote X virt-manager.  (Same goes for things like 'virsh -c
>> qemu+ssh://remote/system' rather than ssh to remote before doing 'virsh
>> -c qemu:///system')
> 
> 
> virt-manager --connect qemu+ssh://root myhost domain net
> 

This needs to have /system at the end, as Eric mentioned.

Probably easier to test the URI with 'virsh --connect' first.

- Cole


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