[CentOS] Systemd and VirtualBox

Tue May 17 10:38:51 UTC 2016
James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>

On 17 May 2016 at 09:11, Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com> wrote:

> On 17/05/16 19:58, John Hodrien wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 May 2016, Rob Kampen wrote:
>> No idea where to from here, so if there is anyone that has a working
>>> systemd autostart VirtualBox setup on a headless CentOS 7 server - please
>>> advise what you have done to get it working.
>> I deliberately bailed on VirtualBox when we moved to C7, as KVM offered
>> everything I needed with less hassle.
>> I take it you've considered switching?
>> Considered, very briefly. I have had great success and stability with
> running VirtualBox on both CentOS 5 & 6 for the few Windoze apps that my
> clients need to run and have up on a server 24x7. The set ups I am using
> have been running reliably for over 8 years and remote manged with zero
> issues - HUGE thanks to the CentOS team for an awesome OS system delivery
> Thus, I have simply installed the latest VirtualBox on CentOS 7 and gone
> from there. I was aware that systemd existed and deliberately waited until
> this year to upgrade the hardware and OS, thinking issues like this should
> have been sorted by now.
> Are there any good tutorial / howtos for KVM? Although at this point I am
> back on another continent and reluctant to shift to KVM when over 20 hours
> fly time away from the server.
Why would that be an issue? It's not Xen where you have to boot into a
special kernel ... it's just the ordinary kernel. In fact I'd be surprised
if you had to reboot at all, you should just have to install the
virtualization group (along with virt-tools and virt-manager to make your
life easier, dont' forget to install fonts if using virt-manager over X
forward and wanting to avoid little boxes instead of characters) and be up
and running.