virt-viewer is a minimal tool for displaying the graphical console of a virtual machine. You can install virt-viewer using yum installer as shown below:
# yum install virt-viewer Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package virt-viewer.x86_64 0:0.0.2-3.el5 set to be updated :::::::::: Installed: virt-viewer.x86_64 0:0.0.2-3.el5 Complete!
Once installed you can take the VM’s console using the below command:
But then, did you get the below error?
(virt-viewer:15084): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Then, here is the quick solution:
On Remote machine (may be a VM)
Set the Display variable as shown below in the VM (the VM you wish to take the console):
$ export DISPLAY="LOCAL_DESKTOP_IP:0.0"
Note: IP is the local workstation’s IP where you want the GUI application to be displayed.
On your Local desktop
On Linux: Execute xhost+ on Local machine.
$xhost + access control disabled, clients can connect from any host xhost: must be on local machine to enable or disable access control.
On Windows: Run the Xmanager in passive mode
On Remote machine
Now when you run the command virt-viewer <DomainName> on the remote host (may be a VM), you would see the display on your local desktop.