[CentOS-virt] virt-manager connect to remote virtual server xen+ssh

Wed Apr 21 20:23:26 UTC 2010
Ed Heron <Ed at Heron-ent.com>

  I don't usually install a graphical environment on my servers, so I don't 
usually use virt-manager.  However, I recently put CentOS 5 on my Dell 
Latitude D820.  It has hardware virtualization support, 4G RAM and a 500G 
HD, so I can carry a virtualization lab around with me.

  I found the trick of getting a non-active xen VM to show up in 
virt-manager's list by using virsh edit <VM> and changing the amount of RAM, 
so that was cool.

  I'm trying to use virt-manager to manager my other xen based 
virtualization servers, but I'm unable to successfully connect to them.  I 
am able to connect to the other servers with 
virsh --connect=xen+ssh://vsrv/, though, so I'm assuming it has something to 
do with virt-manager.  I haven't, yet, found any debug mode, so I'm hoping 
someone on the list has some suggestions for me.

  Please, give me some hints as to where to go next in trouble shooting 
virt-manager connecting to a non-local xen server.

  Is there a debug mode that I'm missing?

Ed Heron