Hello everyone –
I am trying to use virt-viewer to connect to KVM virtual machines running on a CentOS7 host. It works great when running directly on the host, but I have not been able to figure out the magic connection string to make it work from another computer.
On the host, I set selinux to “permissive” and stopped the firewalld service.
No change, so it is not related to them.
Almost every command I try gives an immediate dialog box that says “Unable to connect to libvirt with URI …”. The only command line that gets me anything different is this:
virt-viewer –connect xen+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/
This will ask me for the root password on the host machine and then gives me the same “Unable to connect” message. I tried it with a regular user account instead of root and got the same result.
I have tried it with and without the “root@” string. I tried using both the UUID and the domain name of the guest. I tried all of the following protocols:
If I open a regular SSH shell using the +X parameter and then launch virt-
viewer, it works. The connection string in that case is
Thanks – Bill Gee