[Ovirt-devel] oVirt console (again!)

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri Nov 7 09:33:02 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 10:02:37PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>   Hi,
> >  (3) Running virt-viewer or viagre as separate, standalone programs.
> >      This works, but requires the user to type in some very long
> >      and complicated command line by hand, and there are unresolved
> >      authentication problems.
> Authentication problems?  Which authentication problems?
> /me uses virt-manager for the guest consoles.  Authenticates just fine
> via kerberos, using the same ticket I need for the ovirt wui anyway.

Yes & no. We've actually got two authentication problems. In the
virt-viewer case, you've got the libvirt auth, but in every case
you've got VNC auth.

> Not the most elegant solution as I'll have to add each node manually to
> virt-manager.  Not a big issue either with my two-node-test-setup ;)
> For a larger-scale setup you'll probably want build some dedicated app
> (say  ovirt-viewer) which gets a list of vms from ovirt, the node they
> are running on and then goes talk to libvirt on the nodes for the vnc
> display.  The kerberos ticket should open all doors needed.

Yes, that's the new plan. We still have to solve the VNC auth problem

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