VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless Fedora 12 Server
Mar 15, 2010, 23:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)
"This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun
VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless Fedora 12 server. Normally you use
the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server
does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes
with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the
virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no
need for the VirtualBox GUI.
"1 Preliminary Note
"I have tested this on a Fedora 12 server (host system) with the
IP address 192.168.0.100 where I'm logged in as a normal user (user
name admin in this example) instead of as root.
"If you only have a root account, but no normal user account,
create one as follows (user admin, group admin)...
# groupadd admin
# useradd -d /home/admin -m -g admin -s /bin/bash admin
"... create a password for the new user...
# passwd admin
"... and log in as that user."