This isn’t just for virt-manager, but any X-Windows app you’d want to tightly integrate into your daily routine. Instead of firing up X11, then SSH’ing to your VM box and typing out virt-manager (insane!) you can script X11 to do everything with 1 mouse click. I have it in my Dock, and Launchbar also recognizes it as an app. tell application "Finder" launch application "X11" end tell set results to do shell script “ssh -X haddad-vmserver ‘virt-manager’”
- In this tutorial I’ll be guiding you through setting up a headless Ubuntu 11.10 box that you’ll manage using virt-manager, accessed via X11. My main machine is a Mac running OSX Lion. You’ll need the Ubuntu CD, and for the first part of the tutorial, physical access to the box with a keyboard and monitor. **Install Ubuntu on your server. ** I installed Ubuntu Desktop so I could mess with virt-manager before I disconnected everything.