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Setup a serial console for the guest, verify tools can connect to it, and the guest OS automatically configures things correctly.


Functioning virt host, a function Fedora VM created on F20+

How to test

virtio console is added by default on Fedora 20
If your guest doesn't already have a virtio console attached, you can add it from the virt-manager 'Add Hardware' dialog
  • Open virt-manager. Start with a shutoff VM.
  • Verify the guest already has a virtio console configured in the VM details window (if not, see the note above)
  • Open virt-manager. Start the VM. Verify with the graphical console that the VM starts correctly.
  • In the graphical window, select View->Text Consoles->Text Console 1
  • Verify that a login prompt appears on the text console. Verify you can log in correctly. 'exit' to log out. Close the virt-manager VM window.
  • On the command line, connect to the console with virsh: sudo virsh console test-day-vm
  • Verify you can login as done with virt-manager. Send ctrl+] to exit

Expected Results

No obvious errors occur.