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I set up X-Forwarding from my SSH client on Windows with the goal to manage my virtual machines using the virt-manager GUI. I don't think there is a way to do so natively from Windows.

Now I noticed that I cannot open virt-manager on one side if it is already open on the other side. If it's already running on my server, I can't open it with X-Forwarding, and vice versa.

I don't think this kind of separation is actually necessary, it certainly isn't in my case where I'm the only user anyway. Is there a way to allow multiple instances to be running at the same time?

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  • Not sure if it fits your definition of "natively", but virt-manager is included in Cygwin, so you can install it directly on your Windows machine.
    – TooTea
    Jun 4, 2020 at 19:27

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