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Thank you for testing Oracle VM Manager 3.3 beta.
We are still reviewing ovmcore-console package and have not made it public yet. Meanwhile, please use the following workaround to access the VM console:
You can redirect the remote port to local using the ssh(1) command.
1) From Oracle VM Manager UI, find out the UUID of the virtual machine. For example: 0004fb0000060000e98127266687b615.
2) Log into Oracle VM server (dom0), use xm list command to get the domain id. In this example, the domain id is 2. The VNC port number will be 59xx, starting with 5900.
# xm list -l 2 |grep 59
3) From your own desktop, then you can execute the command in a local shell to redirect the port to your desktop:
$ ssh -L 12345:localhost:5900 -N -f root@OVS
4) The "5900" port will be redirected to "12345" of your local desktop, so that you can run the following command to connect the guest console:
$ vncviewer local:12345
5) For Windows, you can set up an ssh tunnel by using PuTTY for example.
Thank you for your response.
Indeed i'm using Putty to connect to virtual machines consoles from the Oracle VM Server.
I had the same issue, but VNC connection just hanged.
I stopped the virtual machine (VM), and added a VNC password to the VM's configuration file:
Example update this line in the specific virtual machine's configuration file:
vfb = ['type=vnc,vncunused=1,vnclisten=127.0.0.1,keymap=en-us']
vfb = ['type=vnc,vncunused=1,vncpasswd=dummypwd,vnclisten=127.0.0.1,keymap=en-us']
Started the VM and then was able to use above method to connect using the password specified above, in this case "dummypwd" and then it worked.
Just be aware that if you change the VM configuration via the manager your vnc password will be removed from the VM configuration file and you have to add it again.
In case someone using OVM for x86 finds this thread, I noticed for my Linux OVM 3.3 install that I had to change Step 4 to reflect,
$ vncviewer localhost:12345
This allowed the console to be re-directed as discussed.
We now made the ovmcore-console package available at public yum. Please check the OTN page for download instructions: