Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 03:52:59PM -0700, David Mueller wrote:I'm trying to setup my virtual machines to display in an xterm window rather than a VNC window. The guests and host are Fedora 7; the guest only needs to run in a console mode (no X11). I see a bit on http://libvirt.org/format.html about using a console tag instead of graphics in my XML, but I can't figure out how to connect to that. With our older Xen on Fedora Core 5 setup, we used the following command to create a guest and it worked great; I'm trying to approximate something similar with libvirt/KVM on Fedora 7: xterm -e "/usr/sbin/xm create -c guest.xen"First off Xen != KVM. Xen by provides a text based console for access to the paravirt guests only.KVM though is fully virtualized and (as with Xen fullvirt) does not provide a text based console. It merely emulates a Cirrus Logic graphics card as its default output. This is connected to either a X window, or a VNC server.
Does KVM provide access to the serial console? Or perhaps the OP could try mingo's netconsole? http://lxr.linux.no/source/Documentation/networking/netconsole.txt
The closeest you'll get to a Xen paravirt style text console is to configure the serial console as your primary display. This requires configuring grub, the kernel, and inittab so won't work by default like a Xen console would
The original poster will find the HOWTO on this very useful: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO/ Rich. -- Emerging Technologies, Red Hat - http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/ Registered Address: Red Hat UK Ltd, Amberley Place, 107-111 Peascod Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1TE, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales under Company Registration No. 03798903
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