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Hypervisor for command line (No X)

rocknumrocknum Posts: 2
edited November 2016 in Installation

Greetings

I have a Debian 8 server, with only a command line installation.

No X

I would like to install a hypervisor (like vmware workstation is in windows)

Do you know of any hypervisor which does not need an X server installation? Like one which would be managed from a web browser or something? Nothing too fancy, I just need to install a Windows server on it.

Thank you

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  • saqman2060saqman2060 Posts: 777
    edited December 2016

    There a a few hypervisor packages that will allow installation of a VM on a server without a gui. The steps taked will be much different compared to a graphical installation. One, very popular hypervisor known as "KVM" has been used a lot on Unix-like servers as it offers hardware accellerated virtualization, better performance then software based accelleration. 

    This tutorial I have included is for KVM setup on a Ubuntu server. The steps can still be applied to other linux systems. Best to read the documentation for installing KVM on your particular server.

    https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-kvm-on-ubuntu-linux-14-04/

    http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/installing-and-running-headless-virtualization-server

    Set some time aside for this project. It is not a quick process and you need to understand exactly what the articles are saying.

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