Proxmox - SPICE client setup for MacOS
Install a working (and compiled) version of virt-viewer. You may view the homebrew package's upstream source on GitHub.
brew tap jeffreywildman/homebrew-virt-manager brew install virt-viewer
Once that's installed should be able make a call
remote-viewerwith a pve-spice.vv file downloaded from proxmox web interface
Check out this useful script for debugging. There are also several other cli tools like this one on GitHub that can be used to test the same sort of thing.
Improving Quality of Life
We want remote-viewer to automatically start and open the session when we double click the VM entry in proxmox. To do that we need to first create a small helper application.
Automatorand select Application from the dropdown list, when prompted.
shelland drag to the right. The contents:
Make sure to select
as argumentsfor passing the input. Save as
Locate a pve-spice.vv file and right click, and go to
Get Info -> Open With -> Change All, look for the .app file you just made.
In Chrome, click on the small arrow on the list of downloads at the bottom, and select "Always open files of this type"
If everything is set up correctly you should be able to double-click on the VM in the left pane of Proxmox and remote-viewer should start up and take care of the rest.
Note: the pve-spice.vv files will be automatically deleted by remote-viewer
Looks like the URIs of the
virt-managerreleases have changed, which has broken all the previously working
virt-viewerpackage addresses in
virt-viewer.rbnow return 404s. They have changed to a new structure, from
virt-viewer.rbworks for me on an M1 mac running macOS Ventura 13.1:
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