[virt-tools-list] virt-manager can't open display

Phil Meyer pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com
Mon Nov 8 21:06:04 UTC 2010

On 11/08/2010 09:09 AM, Santanu Das wrote:
> Hi there,
> Just installed KVM on my server without any xwindows system. Then ssh 
> onto the server (with X11Forward on) and found virt-manager can't open 
> display when I issue the command:

Typically, virt-manager is intended to run on the system administrator's 
console, and not the server.

All the server needs is libvirt.

All you need to manage VMs on the server is a copy of virt-manager on 
your desktop.

You will need to configure an authentication method (like ssh keys) to 
prevent unwanted control of your server, but that is it.

Good Luck!

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