XEN: Remote SSH connections from Virt-Manager fail

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2


When connecting from one Virt-Manager console on one DomU to another, the following error may appear:

Unable to open connection to hypervisor URI 'xen+ssh://root@bhoward2/':
libvirt.libvirtError virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed Connection reset by peer
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/connection.py", line 325, in _open_thread
self.vmm = libvirt.openReadOnly(self.uri)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 132, in openReadOnly
if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed')
libvirtError: virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed Connection reset by peer


This is a known issue with SLES 10 SP2. Engineering is working to address this issue.


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  • Document ID:7000635
  • Creation Date: 10-Jun-2008
  • Modified Date:10-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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