[virt-tools-list] Remote management

Justin Clift jclift at redhat.com
Thu Nov 18 20:56:47 UTC 2010

On 19/11/2010, at 7:39 AM, Jon Nordby wrote:
> On 18 November 2010 20:30, Marcio Santos <marciosantoscs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello.
>>  I am really sorry if this question has been already answered before.
>> I have a Centos server remotely deployed in a data center. The only
>> way i use to manage this server is using ssh from Windows or Linux
>> local machines.
>> The installed software i got there 'is pretty much basic, so i dont
>> even have Gnome or any other X env.
>> Is there anyway to run the virt-manager remotely?
> Sure, run it on a client and then for instance connect to the host using ssh.
> Theoretically you could use it on Windows as well, but I'm not sure
> how much effort this requires at the moment.

Yeah, virt-manager on Windows isn't all that workable yet.  One Community member, Matthias Bolte, is a skilled good coder and has managed to patch it enough to be functional for his needs.  Even then though, the VNC side of things is still apparently not real workable.

On the other hand, using virt-manager from a local Linux desktop, to connect to remote servers, works well and is commonly done/supported.

Hope that helps. :)

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

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