[pve-devel] [PATCH v3 docs] ha-manager: simulator: add note for xauth and ssh config

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Wed Feb 10 13:50:28 CET 2021

Installing the ha-simulator on a PVE node directly to start it via ssh
and x11 forwarding will need the 'xauth' package installed on the PVE
node as well and X11Forwarding enabled.

Otherwise one is likely to encounter the following error when starting
the simulator: `Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection

Signed-off-by: Aaron Lauterer <a.lauterer at proxmox.com>
third times the charm (hopefully) ;)

v3: Rephrased the note to make it clear that xauth is needed and that
X11Forwarding needs to be enabled in the sshd_config file.

Moved the note further up, right after where SSH forwarding
possibilities are discussed.

Dropped the dependency patch as handling this situation technically is
harder than assumed at first. See [0] for more infos.

[0] https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2021-February/046981.html

 ha-manager.adoc | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ha-manager.adoc b/ha-manager.adoc
index 2162d25..7de0754 100644
--- a/ha-manager.adoc
+++ b/ha-manager.adoc
@@ -485,6 +485,10 @@ ssh root@<IPofPVE> -Y
 On Windows it works with https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/[mobaxterm].
+NOTE: If you want to forward the simulator window over SSH, install the `xauth`
+package on the {pve} node and make sure that the 'X11Forwarding' option in the
+`/etc/ssh/sshd_config` file is set to 'yes'.
 After connecting to an existing {pve} with the simulator installed or
 installing it on your local Debian-based system manually, you can try it out as

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