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Bug 593573 - virt-manager cannot connect to remote hosts [nightly 20100518]
Summary: virt-manager cannot connect to remote hosts [nightly 20100518]
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-manager
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-19 07:54 UTC by Christopher Curran
Modified: 2010-05-20 02:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-19 15:37:06 UTC
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Description Christopher Curran 2010-05-19 07:54:10 UTC
Description of problem:
virt-manager cannot connect to remote hosts presently. I've tried a RHEL5 KVM host and a Fedora 12 KVM host, both report the same error. There are no issues with the connection as virsh can connect to the hypervisor and issue commands.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
RHEL5.5 and Fedora 12 report errors.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open virt-manager
2. Select File->'Add Connection...'
3. input the details for the host
Actual results:
Python error:
Unable to open connection to hypervisor URI 'qemu+ssh://':
cannot recv data: Resource temporarily unavailable
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 992, in _try_open
    None], flags)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/", line 111, in openAuth
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpenAuth() failed')
libvirtError: cannot recv data: Resource temporarily unavailable

Maybe you need to install ssh-askpass in order to authenticate.

Expected results:
connection works.

Additional info:
ssh-askpass is not available in RHEL6.

Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2010-05-19 15:37:06 UTC
SSH askpass looks like it was only added to the RHEL6 repos within the past couple days :)

I can see it here:

but not here:

(strangley points to the old tree).

Lack of askpass is the reason you are seeing that error, so closing as WORKSFORME.

Comment 3 Christopher Curran 2010-05-20 02:00:11 UTC
Works for me too now. Verified, this is fixed.

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