[virt-tools-list] Using "local" ISO file with a remote system

Christophe Fergeau cfergeau at redhat.com
Wed Sep 9 12:45:59 UTC 2015


On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 04:14:23AM +0000, Boylan, Ross wrote:
> virt-manager (0.9.1) is accessing a remote system using qemu+ssh://remote/system.
> When I create a new virtual machine and select local install media for
> an ISO and hit browse I get the expected browser, listing a volume
> group and default filesystem directory in the left-hand panel.  Both
> names are greyed out.  Similarly, the "Browse Local", "New Volume" and
> "Choose Volume" buttons on the bottom are greyed out.
> The iso image I want to use is on the remote system.  What do I need to do to use it?
> When I do the same thing sitting on the remote system I am able to access the iso images.
> I am running as a regular user with permission to access the libvirt daemon.
> I figured I could create the VM and install the OS later, but the GUI
> doesn't seem to want me to proceed without supplying installation
> media.
> cc's appreciated.

This eluded me for quite some time, creating a storage pool on the
remote connection pointing to your remote ISO directory should give you
what you are looking for.
(select your connection in virt-manager, "connection details",
"storage" and click on the '+' icon).

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