[CentOS-virt] SPICE Benchmark

Wed Nov 17 12:30:26 UTC 2010
Alexey Vasyukov <vasyukov at gmail.com>

2010/11/17 Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>

> Greetings,
> ----- 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.
> TYL,
> --
> Scott Dowdle
> 704 Church Street
> Belgrade, MT 59714
> (406)388-0827 [home]
> (406)994-3931 [work]

Hello Scott.

The description above is enough to start SPICE and see it in action on
Fedora 14. You have (a) Fedora host with KVM, qemu, spice-server, (b) VM
with any OS (Fedora / CentOS / Windows - at your choice) on this host and
(c) Fedora client with spice-client.

You launch on host the VM using qemu directly as described above. After it
you can connect from Fedora client as described above. That's it. Everything
just works.

qxl drivers on VM are nice to have but not mandatory - you can see SPICE in
action without it. For details you can refer to

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