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Remote display protocol

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Wednesday, July 09 2014, 09:54 PM
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Which remote display protocols are supported by xen?
Is RDP, RFB & spice supported?
Which & how?
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    Thursday, July 10 2014, 04:20 PM - #permalink
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    Both the older xm/xend and the newer xl/xenlight toolkits support SDL, VNC, and SPICE:

    http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/XL_vs_Xend_Feature_Comparison

    The outline of SPICE support can be found here:

    http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/SPICE_support_in_Xen

    The Beginner's Guide covers basic VNC configuration:

    http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Beginners_Guide

    and this page covers both SDL and VNC options in detail:

    http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Configuration_File_Options

    If you want to talk to Windows DomUs via RDP, I don't believe there is any problem doing so. You would set that up normally.

    Russ
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    Sagar
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    Friday, July 11 2014, 12:55 AM - #permalink
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    Hi Russ,

    Thnx for the answer
    Does using these toolkits keep the process of viewing the guest virtual machine transparent in a way that the guest does not have to cooperate.

    Sagar
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    Friday, July 11 2014, 01:14 AM - #permalink
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    If I understand your question correctly, I think the best answer is "it depends". There are a variety of options.

    For example, check out this page about VNC:

    http://www.virtuatopia.com/index.php/Configuring_a_VNC_based_Graphical_Console_for_a_Xen_Paravirtualized_domainU_Guest

    Note that it cites two methods to run VNC: One through the Control Domain, and another through the use of conventional VNC servers on each Guest VM.

    Russ
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    Friday, July 11 2014, 01:46 AM - #permalink
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    like the combination of KVM (QEMU) and Spice via QXL to access the remote display?
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    Friday, July 11 2014, 03:27 AM - #permalink
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    I'm afraid I don't know how KVM works well enough to say.
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    Wednesday, July 16 2014, 10:40 PM - #permalink
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    Hi Russ,

    I couldn't find anything related to RDP for accessing guest VM in Xen.

    Can you please tell me whether RDP is supported or not? If yes how does it work.

    Thanx
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    Thursday, July 17 2014, 12:34 PM - #permalink
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    Sagar,

    As far as I know, Xen Project does nothing to facilitate RDP, but does nothing to block it either.

    So, you install whatever RDP software you need on your guest VM's OS and then access it using an RDP client.

    You can find information any number of places, including:

    http://www.linux.org/threads/rdp-into-your-linux-desktop.8/
    http://www.rdesktop.org/

    Just find a tutorial for RDP which uses the operating systems you need and follow it. It should work, as far as I know.

    Russ
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