I've hit an compatibility issue with the RHEV3.1 and 3.0 Spice clients.
Not through choice, we have to use Internet Explorer as our browser access RHEV-M.
Since we have been running just RHEV3.0 this has not been particularly an issue.
However, since we are now deploying RHEV3.1 we're now hitting a problem accessing VM consoles using Spice.
Upon clicking the console button for the first time on the RHEV3.1 manager, I noticed that it downloaded and installed
virt-viewer_0.5.3 on my Windows desktop. The console failed to start.
Not only that, now when attempting to access a VM spice console via the RHEV3.0 manager instead of stating a spice session , it
instead starts a "view-viewer" session which I suppose is fine except that the cursor release buttons (in my case configured as
Ctrl-Alt) no longer work and focus gets stuck on the console.
To get around this, I've had to remove virt-viewer that comes with 3.1 and re-install the spice client that comes with 3.0
Of course, now I can only access VM consoles in 3.1 via VNC which is far from ideal.
Any suggestions ?