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Bug 1514613 - [RFE] Provide remote-viewer packages as hosted engine dependency
Summary: [RFE] Provide remote-viewer packages as hosted engine dependency
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ovirt-hosted-engine-setup
Version: 4.1.7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ovirt-4.3.0
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Assignee: Sandro Bonazzola
QA Contact: meital avital
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-17 21:41 UTC by Marina
Modified: 2017-11-18 05:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2017-11-18 05:11:40 UTC
oVirt Team: Integration
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Description Marina 2017-11-17 21:41:54 UTC
Looking into RHVH, it is very challenging to access HE VM console if it is running on RHVH host.
It requires this KCS:

However, if remote-viewer package was already installed with ha packages installation, it would be possible to access the console of HE VM easily from another linux box with X capabilities simply by using the flow:
# ssh -X root@rhvh
# hosted-engine --console

Comment 1 Ryan Barry 2017-11-17 21:47:57 UTC
Experimentally, on a CentOS system, this includes an addition 27 packages and ~24MB (installed, less compressed, though I'm not sure how much)

Comment 2 Sandro Bonazzola 2017-11-18 05:11:40 UTC
Marina I'm going to close this won't fix.
We had remote-viewer as dependency in the past and we dropped it with bug #1333449.
The --console option for self-hosted engine now provides access to the serial console instead of calling virt-viewer.

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