VNC console ? does it support for KVM instance ?

asked 2011-04-19 12:44:24 -0500

tonytkdk gravatar image


as title...

I installed dashboard successfully

but there's no VNC button in my instance page... (

mine is KVM hypervisor .....

does it work for KVM ???


Hugo Kuo

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answered 2011-04-21 14:58:45 -0500

rafadurancastaneda gravatar image

I'm sorry I can't help you longer, but I think I shared all I know with you. Your questions now would fit better in openstack nova answers, you can use the link I give you before or try to open another answer. And my final clue is if you are going to check stack before going back once more to dashboard, you need to run nova-direct-api too.


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answered 2011-07-22 22:41:28 -0500

cubranic gravatar image

Since Cactus release, Openstack Dashboard supports VNC without having to merge in the ~sleepsonthefloor/openstack-dashboard/vnc_console branch.

So the steps for those running the Cactus release are:

  • get the dashboard ( ( )
  • install the custom noVNC ( )
  • configure "-vncproxy_host" in nova.conf
  • and install and run nova-vncproxy as described here
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answered 2012-03-08 03:09:48 -0500

zhonghuabaima0913 gravatar image

I am very sorry to trouble you.I have the same question that vncproxy process cann't work.You said that we need to install custom noVNC.I have git ( , but there is no anything can install.Can you help me ? nova.conf: --vnc_console_proxy_url= --vncproxy_wwwroot=/var/lib/nova/noVNC --vnc_enabled=true --vncproxy_host=


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answered 2012-03-08 07:53:39 -0500

rafadurancastaneda gravatar image

You are using packaging repository not the code, you are better with and you can run it using something like that: $ cd /path/to/noVNC/utils $ ./ --vnc localhost:6080

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answered 2012-03-09 02:14:11 -0500

zhonghuabaima0913 gravatar image

Sorry,it didn't work properly either.I have tried to git,and ( done something like that:

$git clone ( $cd noVNC $git checkout diablo 1.配置 noVNC 服务 向/etc/nova/nova.conf 添加如下内容: #nova-vncproxy --vnc_enabled=True --vncproxy_url= --vncproxy_wwwroot=/home/testcloud/noVNC --vncproxy_manager=nova.vnc.auth.VNCProxyAuthManager

  1. 建立 noVNC 服务启动程序软链接 ln -sv /opt/noVNC/utils/ /usr/bin/nova-wsproxy

    1. 建立 noVNC 服务启动脚本配置文件 在/etc/init/下建立名为 nova-vncproxy.conf 文件,内容如下: description "Nova VNC proxy" author "Vishvananda Ishaya"

start on (filesystem and net-device-up IFACE!=lo) stop on runlevel [016]

exec su -c "nova-wsproxy 6080 --web /opt/noVNC --flagfile=/etc/nova/nova.conf" nova 4. 建立 noVNC 启动脚本 ln -sv /lib/init/upstart-job /etc/init.d/nova-vncproxy

  1. 重启相关服务 /etc/init.d/nova-api restart /etc/init.d/nova-vncproxy start

But /etc/init.d/nova-vncproxy will automaticly stop.By the way, all the processes(keysthone,dashboard,nova-compute,nova-scheduler,glance,nova-network and so on) are usring package repository.

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