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       virt-viewer - display the graphical console for a virtual machine


       virt-viewer [OPTIONS] [ID|UUID|DOMAIN-NAME]


       virt-viewer is a minimal tool for displaying the graphical console of a virtual machine.
       The console is accessed using the VNC or SPICE protocol. The guest can be referred to
       based on its name, ID, or UUID. If the guest is not already running, then the viewer can
       be told to wait until it starts before attempting to connect to the console.  The viewer
       can connect to remote hosts to lookup the console information and then also connect to the
       remote console using the same network transport.


       The following options are accepted when running "virt-viewer":

       -h, --help
           Display command line help summary

       -V, --version
           Display program version number

       -v, --verbose
           Display information about the connection

       -c URI, --connect=URI
           Specify the hypervisor connection URI

       -w, --wait
           Wait for the domain to start up before attempting to connect to the console

       -r, --reconnect
           Automatically reconnect to the domain if it shuts down and restarts

       -z PCT, --zoom=PCT
           Zoom level of the display window in percentage. Range 10-400.

       -d, --direct
           Do not attempt to tunnel the console over SSH, even if the main connection URI used

       -a, --attach
           Instead of making a direct TCP/UNIX socket connection to the remote display, ask
           libvirt to provide a pre-connected socket for the display. This avoids the need to
           authenticate with the remote display server directly. This option will only work when
           connecting to a guest that is running on the same host as the virt-viewer program. If
           attaching to the guest via libvirt fails, virt-viewer will automatically fallback to
           trying a regular direct TCP/UNIX socket connection.

       -f, --full-screen
           Start with the window maximised to fullscreen

           If supported, the remote display will be reconfigured to match the physical client
           monitor configuration, by enabling or disabling extra monitors as necessary. This is
           currently implemented by the Spice backend only.

           To specify which client monitors are used in fullscreen mode, see the CONFIGURATION
           section below.

           Print debugging information

       -H HOTKEYS, --hotkeys HOTKEYS
           Set global hotkey bindings. By default, keyboard shortcuts only work when the guest
           display widget does not have focus.  Any actions specified in HOTKEYS will be
           effective even when the guest display widget has input focus. The format for HOTKEYS
           is <action1>=<key1>[+<key2>][,<action2>=<key3>[+<key4>]].  Key-names are case-
           insensitive. Valid actions are: toggle-fullscreen, release-cursor, secure-attention,
           smartcard-insert and smartcard-remove.  The "secure-attention" action sends a secure
           attention sequence (Ctrl+Alt+Del) to the guest. Examples:



           Note that hotkeys for which no binding is given are disabled. Although the hotkeys
           specified here are handled by the client, it is still possible to send these key
           combinations to the guest via a menu item.

       -k, --kiosk
           Start in kiosk mode. In this mode, the application will start in fullscreen with
           minimal UI. It will prevent the user from quitting or performing any interaction
           outside of usage of the remote desktop session.

           Note that it can't offer a complete secure solution by itself. Your kiosk system must
           have additional configuration and security settings to lock down the OS. In
           particular, you must configure or disable the window manager, limit the session
           capabilities, use some restart/watchdog mechanism, disable VT switching etc.

       --kiosk-quit <never|on-disconnect>
           By default, when kiosk mode is enabled, virt-viewer will remain open when the
           connection to the remote server is terminated. By setting kiosk-quit option to "on-
           disconnect" value, virt-viewer will quit instead. Please note that --reconnect takes
           precedence over this option, and will attempt to do a reconnection before it quits.

       --id, --uuid, --domain-name
           Connect to the virtual machine by its id, uuid or name. These options are mutual
           exclusive. For example the following command may sometimes connect to a virtual
           machine with the id 2 or with the name 2 (depending on the number of running

               virt-viewer 2

           To always connect to the virtual machine with the name "2" use the "--domain-name"

               virt-viewer --domain-name 2


       A small number of configuration options can be controlled by editing the settings file
       located in the user configuration directory:


       This file is a text file in INI format, with application options in the [virt-viewer]
       group and per-guest options in a group identified by the guest's UUID. The application
       options should not be edited manually. There is also a special [fallback] group which
       specifies options for all guests that don't have an explicit group.

       For each guest, the initial fullscreen monitor configuration can be specified by using the
       monitor-mapping key. This configuration only takes effect when the -f/--full-screen option
       is specified.

       The value of this key is a list of mappings between a guest display and a client monitor.
       Each mapping is separated by a semicolon character, and the mappings have the format

       For example, to map guest displays 1 and 2 to client monitors 2 and 3 for the guest with a
       UUID of e4591275-d9d3-4a44-a18b-ef2fbc8ac3e2, use:


       The monitor-mapping must contain ids of all displays from 1 to the last desired display
       id, e.g. "monitor-mapping=3:3" is invalid because mappings for displays 1 and 2 are not


       To connect to the guest called 'demo' running under Xen

          virt-viewer demo

       To use GUI for connecting to a guest running under QEMU

          virt-viewer --connect qemu:///system

       To connect to the guest with ID 7 running under QEMU

          virt-viewer --connect qemu:///system 7

       To wait for the guest with UUID 66ab33c0-6919-a3f7-e659-16c82d248521 to startup and then
       connect, also reconnecting upon restart of VM

          virt-viewer --reconnect --wait 66ab33c0-6919-a3f7-e659-16c82d248521

       To connect to a remote console using TLS

          virt-viewer --connect xen:// demo

       To connect to a remote host using SSH, lookup the guest config and then make a tunnelled
       connection of the console

          virt-viewer --connect qemu+ssh:// demo

       When using a SSH tunnel to connect to a SPICE console, it's recommended to have ssh-agent
       running to avoid getting multiple authentication prompts.

       To connect to a remote host using SSH, lookup the guest config and then make a direct non-
       tunnelled connection of the console

          virt-viewer --direct --connect xen+ssh:// demo


       Written by Daniel P. Berrange, based on the GTK-VNC example program gvncviewer.


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