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Old 11-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Cannot Connect to Guest Console using VNC or SPICE


My issue is with connecting to the console of any guest created in on my Ovirt host. I'm running:

Host OS:
Centos 6.4

Virtualisation SW:
ovirt-engine.noarch                 3.3.1-2.el6
libvirt.x86_64                      0.10.2-18.el6_4.15
libvirt-client.x86_64               0.10.2-18.el6_4.15

Client SW (local hosts entries for FQDN of Host server):
virt-viewer 0.5.7  # On Windows 7
virt-viewer # Ubuntu 12.04
FireFox on Ubuntu # Spice Browser Plugin
I have installed Ovirt fine on Centos and have configured my host in a cluster with some local storage and created a test VM. I boot the VM in the Admin portal with the Centos ISO I used to build the host.

The guest starts ok and I can see the qemu process on the host begins listening on 5900 and 5901 for my guest. Firewall is disabled on the host and SELinux is in permissive mode.

I've tried setting the guest console to use VNC and also Spice, but I can't get either working - I either end up with a blank screen or "Unable to connect to the graphic server" message. As per the above I have tried both Windows and Linux native and browser based clients with no joy.

When I've used libvirt (without Ovirt) in the past I've never had any issues connecting to the guest consoles with virt-manager or virt-viewer.

Anybody any ideas or any pointers of some logs or config I could review?
Old 11-25-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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the spice client logs are usually under .spice in your homedir. In any case, ask te question on mailing list, the developers are very responsive over there


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