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In follow-up to a question about Debian, how can VirtualBox be installed to a headless CentOS machine, and then utilized on that headless machine?

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I found this - howtoforge.com/… - but it's only for Ubuntu :| –  warren Jan 18 '12 at 0:07
    
Any reason you can't use, say, KVM or Xen? –  Shane Madden Jan 18 '12 at 0:51
    
@Shane Madden - in this specific case, the headless machine is in a backup data center with no physical access, so I'd like to use something that isn't quite as low-level as KVM .. plus, we're already using VirtualBox for testing on local machines –  warren Jan 18 '12 at 1:07

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You can just install the VirtualBox package onto the headless machine like you would any other one (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads). Afterwards, VirtualBox can be controlled via the vboxmanage command, documented in detail on http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html . In order to set up your VMs easily (with graphical OS setup and so on), I recommend, however, to create and install them in a graphical environment and then copy the hard disk images to your headless machine.

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