[CentOS-virt] SPICE Benchmark

Tue Nov 16 23:01:26 UTC 2010
Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>


----- Original Message -----
> If you want just to see SPICE in action it is not hard. You need qemu
> with SPICE support on server and SPICE client on client.
> You need to start qemu on server with additional options:
> -spice port=<port>,disable-ticketing - use this one if you do not need
> password protection
> OR
> -spice port=<port>,password=<secret> - if you need to protect
> connection
> After it you can connect from client using
> spicec -h <host> -p <port>

That isn't quite all there is to it.

What about installing the xorg-x11-drv-qxl package in the guest VM and configuring it in xorg.conf?  How exactly is that done?  Also I believe spice-server needs to be running on the VM host.  I'm kinda going by Fedora 14's SPICE feature page (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Spice) as well as a CentOS related one (http://www.geekgoth.de/tag/centos/).

Are all the packages one needs to get SPICE going on the VM host included in CentOS 5.5?  What packages are those?  Are there any steps required for inside of the VM?

Simply having the right qemu-kvm and starting up the VM with the -spice flag isn't all there is to it.  What many of us need are step by step instructions.

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