Use KVM with SPICE for remote access
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## KVM: the hypervisor that is build into the Linux kernel
KVM is a great hypervisor. It is build right into your Linux kernel
and offers great, near native performance.
A great start to learn more about KVM is http://www.linux-kvm.org.
## SPICE: the open source VDI solution
The SPICE project aims to provide a complete open source solution for
remote access to virtual machines in a seamless way (thus says the
website of spice :).
Read more about SPICE on http://www.spice-space.org/faq.html
SPICE gives you a great remote desktop experience. It is much faster
and better then VNC or RPD. SPICE is nice for the CPU on the server.
So you can use it as a good VDI method.
I use SPICE as a way to have graphical access to my virtual machines
on my local LAN at home for some time now.
## Start KVM with SPICE for remote access
On my Debian box I start a virtual machine like this:
-cpu host \
-net nic,model=rtl8139,vlan=0 \
-net tap,ifname=tap2,script=/etc/qemu-ifup-br0 \
-m 2048 \
-drive file=,if=virtio \
-boot c \
-vga qxl \
where is the filename of the kvm virtual machine image and
is the ip-address of the KVM server.
## Start SPICE Client on Debian
On your laptop you start the SPICE Client with:
spicec -h -p 5900
## Start SPICE Client on OpenBSD
On OpenBSD, install the spice client with:
You can run the client with:
spicy -h -p 5900
BTW: You can release the mouse cursor with Shift-F12.
$Id: kvmspice.txt,v 1.2 2016/05/17 14:24:21 matto Exp $