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Re: [Xen-users] Xen Adminsitrator, RHEL5?

To: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen Adminsitrator, RHEL5?
From: Sadique Puthen <sputhenp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 16:41:54 +0530
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ugo Bellavance <ugob@xxxxxxxx>
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Mark Williamson wrote:
Hi Ugo,

I've read some doc and there seems to be only the virsh command or the
Virtual Machine Manager available to manage xen on RHEL AP.

You can also use the Xen xm commandline tool directly.

Is is possible to use the Xen Administrator Console?

I think this is part of the proprietary XenSource / Citrix Xen product. It's not available in the open source codebase or, consequently, in RHEL...

Since I don't install X on the host machine, it may be usefull, at least
at the beginning.

You don't need to run an X server on the machine in order to use virt-manager; if you have the relevant X libraries installed (which, depending on the RHEL packaging, might be possible without actually installing the X server) then you can ssh -X to that host from another system, then run virt-manager to have the app forwarded across the network to your local display. This is how I usually manage my RHEL machine.

Alternatively, you can (I think) run virt-manager on your local workstation and have it connect to the remote Xen machine. There is an example setup using SSH as a secure transport here: http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/page/RemoteSSH and there are several other kinds of remote management setup linked from here: http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/page/Main_Page

For this to work against RHEL5 dom0, you have to have the dom0 to be running the libvirt version from the RHEL-5.2 beta channel or wait for RHEL-5.2 and use the version of virt-manager which comes with RHEL-5.2 beta or F7+ on client.


Hope that helps you,


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