The Linux desktop app virt-manager can connect to a RHEV hypervisor directly to manage VMs. Check it out!
1. First, install virt-manager on your workstation. In this example, I’m using Fedora.
sudo dnf install virt-manager
2. Also before connecting, root ssh access needs to be enabled to the hypervisor (RHEV-H). To do this, ssh into your RHEV hypervisor (ssh admin@the_hypervsior) to access the ncurses menu.
Under the Security tab, enable SSH password authentication.
Under the RHEV-M tab, set the root password.
It’s Go Time
1. Now back on your Linux workstation, start virt-manager.
Add a connection to a remote host with the following:
Method: SSH Username: root Hostname: the hostname or ip of your RHEV hypervisor
3. A second box will pop up that is titled ‘Authentication required’. For this, enter the following:
Authentication name: vdsm@rhevh Password: shibboleth
It is possible to do various actions such as start, stop, or pause a vm and more. For monitoring, I only seem to have CPU graphs working (no memory, disk, or network) but perhaps that is due to my particular setup. When I find out more I’ll update the post.