On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 01:37:51PM +0100, Henning Sprang wrote:
> On 2/2/07, Krysan, Susan <KRYSANS@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >I am using SLES10 SP1 Beta2 and cannot run virt-manager. First, I receive
> >bunch of messages like this one:
> This is the Xen-Users list, not the virt-manager support list :)
If anyone has virt-manager related question, please feel free to join the
public 'et-mgmt-tools@xxxxxxxxxx' mailing list where all the virt-related
management tools projects we're involved in live.
This is also linked off the website http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com
> I don't say that for sending you away, but you will get much better
> help asking a specific list. As far as I know, virt-manager is a quite
> fedora-specific tool, so it can become hard to get it running on other
> distributions. I think there are people working on ports for Debian,
> but I don't thinlk you can just take the rpm, install it on SuSE, and
> expect it wo be working.
The only Fedora specific bit in virt-manager is the bit of the 'create
new vm' wizard for para-virt guests, in that it expects to fetch the
file 'images/xen/vmlinuz' off the HTTP site for the distro - other
distros don't lay stuff out in the same way so you won't be able to
install non-Fedora paravirt guests. Full virt guests should 'just work',
and it should still run on any Dom0 OS. I know people have used it on
both Debian and Solaris without too much trouble. I'm adding support for
installing SuSE paravirt guests, and think I might have figured out how
to do Debian too.
> The very least you need is not only install virt-manager, but also
> libvirt - do you have this?
Yep, wrt to the error message in the original thread, it probably means that
XenD is not listening on the expected socket. Make sure you have
In the /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp file. As a good sanity check for correct
XenD config, you can run 'virsh list' from the command line. If that works,
then virt-manager should also work. Also, virt-manager has a log file in
$HOME/.virt-manager/virt-manager.log which may have more detailed diagnostics.
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