[CentOS] KVM as a desktop

Wed Aug 29 14:38:46 UTC 2012
Theo Band <theo.band at greenpeak.com>

On 08/28/2012 04:23 PM, 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?
I'm not sure what your benefit is to not use your host but a VM running
on it.
You could consider to use XDMP. You still need a (local) X server (gdm),
but then choose remote logon usign XDMCP.
On the virtual machine use gdmsetup to allow remote access or use this link: