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Re: [Xen-users] What is required for Xen to show VNC for HVM installs?

  • To: chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: VPS Lime <vpslime@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:03:34 -0500
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I found the issue - I had changed the vnc-listen in the xend-config.swx, but had not restarted Dom0 so it never got picked up.  When I added a vnclisten="<IP ADDRESS>" to the DomU config file, I was able to connect.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 12:10 AM, chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
does netstat show vnc listening? did you change the interface vnc
binds to in xend-config.sxp?

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 11:11 PM, VPS Lime <vpslime@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a stock CentosOS xen install.  (Just choose "Virtualization" from the
> install package list).  It is running paravirtualized VMs with no issues,
> however when I attempt to install a different operating system (like Ubuntu)
> using HVM and VNC=1, I can never attach the VNC client (remote)  to the
> server.  The exact same xen configuration file works on a different server.
>  I've turned off IPTABLES on the server having problems, so it is not a
> firewall problem.  Are there any special packages that I need to install to
> get the vnc session to come up?  I'm using a low vnc port (like 30), but
> that is not a problem on the other server. I don't see any errors in the xen
> log, and I've tried both a virt-install scripted install and a normal
> hand-built config + xm create, but neither brought up the vnc console.
> Thanks in advance
> Here is my xen config file, in case it gives any clues
> name = "xen1-130"
> builder = "hvm"
> memory = "384"
> disk =
> ['tap:aio:/xen/xen1-130.img,ioemu:hda,w','file:/xen/isos/ubuntu-10.04.1-server-i386.iso,hdc:cdrom,r']
> vif = [ 'type=ioemu,mac=00:16:3e:01:01:24,bridge=xenbr1,vifname=xen1-130']
> device_model = "/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
> kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
> vnc=1
> vncdisplay=30
> boot="d"
> vcpus=4
> acpi="0"
> serial = "pty" # enable serial console
> on_reboot   = 'restart'
> on_crash    = 'restart'
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