[CentOS] KVM as a desktop

Tue Aug 28 15:37:50 UTC 2012
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca> wrote:
>> I am nearing the end of a project that moved our disparate services
>> and hosts onto kvm virtualized servers.  What I am now contemplating
>> is setting up my desktop as a virtual host and using one of the guests
>> as my primary workstation.
>> However, I am not sure how this would work in practice.  I am
>> accustomed to working with virtual instances via ssh (a terminal
>> window) and with my desktop system in a Gnome window manager.  Is
>> there a reference somewhere that outlines the mechanics of logging
>> into a virtual guest's graphical desktop directly from the physical
>> console of the kvm host system?
> I like to use freenx to host the desktop and the NX client to display
> it.  That should work regardless of whether the desktop is a VM or not
> and regardless of the OS or location of the display - and it wouldn't
> surprise me if it performs better than whatever the built-in KVM
> mechanism uses.   Even if you normally work locally, you may find it
> handy to be able to pick up the display from elsewhere with everything
> still running and have good performance.

The wiki is here:


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