I have done the following locally, however I am planning to do it on a dedicated server that I won't have physical access to.
1) Powerhouse Linux server (CentOS?) with 4-8 GB of ram. 2) VMware or Xen Virtual machines running Windows Server.
I am looking for any tips or tutorials on setting up this type of environment remotely. I am comfortable with getting the server secured, and vmware or xen installed.
The missing link for me (which I haven't done locally) is how I can get the kde/gnome gui running remotely through a secure connection, mostly because I haven't been around linux in a few years and understand that there have been some phenomenal advances that would take me a while to catch up on.
I am stuck running the windows vm to run some Windows only apps that are being converted to java.
My goal is to do an entire setup locally without touching the physical server and have GUI access to it. I am sure there are a few ways to do this and would like to get an idea of what's out there and the pro's and cons of each.
Any takers to point out the obvious?
Thanks in advance!