Posted: 2011-11-25 13:09:11 by Alasdair Keyes
I've noticed that with KVM virtual machines, the
kvm console <domainid> doesn't appear to work, when running you get
# virsh console MyVM Connected to domain MyVM Escape character is ^]
Hitting enter gives you nothing It appears that this isn't bug with KVM, rather the Guest OS isn't aware that it should start up a ttyS for KVM to connect to. When starting the machine, enter into grub and add the following to the kernel options...
Then when the virtual machine starts you can connect again using virsh and hit enter a couple of times
[root@inth1-vdc-lvh01 ~]# virsh console MyVM Connected to domain MyVM Escape character is ^] CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final) Kernel 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 on an x86_64 centos-6-0 login:
Voila... Obviously this isn't going to work for Windows :)
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