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Is there any alternative to configure and install many vms and manage them on a remote machine running on ubuntu 12.04 using XEN.we have to configure vm on a remote machine through ssh.can it be done with out GUI??

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Sure. There are many ways to do this.

  • Clone an existing image (with dd, cp or rsync)
  • run the full installation of the DomU in text-mode
  • use xm console to connect to the text-console

But why do you want to do this without gui? You can log into your Dom0 with ssh -X and then start virt-manager.

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Thanks alot for your suggestion..Based on ur suggestion I tried X11 forwarding(ssh -x) but i am getting a lot of error while doing it as mentioned here can u help me please,,… – ananthan May 25 '12 at 11:43
@user113505 in that case you will be propably faster with mxrx-answer - go for virt-install. I had no clue that virt-manager does not work on Ubuntu... – Nils May 26 '12 at 20:17

Yes - you can use virt-install. Check out - which both explains the command and provides some handy examples.

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