[CentOS] KVM as a desktop

Wed Aug 29 13:42:03 UTC 2012
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

On 28.08.2012 15:23, James B. Byrne 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?


You could use virt-manager/virt-viewer + SPICE, it shows a lot of 
promise and it works reasonably well, especially over low latency links, 
but ATM you could be better off with using NX or FreeRDP (for Windows) 
from within the guest.

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