[ale] KVM, the vm install on SLES and the port issues

Narahari 'n' Savitha savithari at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 20:54:56 EDT 2015


I installed KVM on SLES 11SP3.  I then tried to create a VM with KVM.  The
host ip is

vm-install --os-type "other" --name "ASB_CD_VM1" --vcpus 2 --memory 3072
> --max-memory 3072 --disk
> /var/lib/kvm/images/ASB_CD_VM1/hda,0,disk,w,21000,sparse=0 --disk
> /tmp/SLES11SP2_.x86_64-0.0.3.install.iso,1,cdrom --nic
> mac=52:54:00:05:11:11,model=virtio --graphics cirrus --config-dir
> "/etc/libvirt/qemu"

 It starts the VM creation but then I see this error.

Preparing to start the installation...
>> Installing...
>> Failed to display the VM's console because DISPLAY is not set.  Please
>> connect a VNC viewer to localhost:5900.
It says that I should be able to connect to port number 5900 using vnc.  I
went to my windows box and used  vncviewer

However I get connection refused.

I did the following.

I see
virtual at chris-adp-sec:~> telnet localhost 5900
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
RFB 003.008

but if I type
roselcdv0068958:~ nlakshmi$ telnet 5900
telnet: connect to address Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host

So the VM install cannot be seen or interacted with, this is causing issues.

My host machine is also a SLES 11SP3 but does not have a display aka 'X' on
it so I have to use vm-install to install but I have to connect to the
console using VNC but port is not exposed to outside the machine.

Can you folks help and suggest any ideas ?

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