[virt-tools-list] Connect virt-viewer to VM on remote host?

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Apr 30 08:34:52 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 09:54:51AM -0500, Jonathan E. Brickman wrote:
> I have a SPICE-enabled QEMU VM running on a host, with SPICE-enabled
> virt-viewer available on both the same host and a nearby machine on
> the LAN; when I try to connect thusly:
> virt-viewer --connect qemu://host GuestName
> it pops up "Unable to connect to libvirt with URI qemu://host".

If that really is the URL you used, then you're missing the '/system'
part of the end ie you need


NB, this is assuming you've configured TLS & 

> Already verified that firewall is off on the host (it's Arch Linux).
> Is there something else to do to permit connection like this?  I've
> also tried by VM number (there's only 1 right now) and UUID, same
> results.  I can reach the host by GUI through virt-manager very
> well, working very nicely with sound and everything.

If you look at the connection details in virt-manager, it should tell
you the full URI it used - use exactly the same URI with virt-viewer.

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