I have a new dedicated server that I'm going to create a couple of VMs on. OS will be CentOS 6.5, for the host and the VMs.
Does the GUI on the host (Gnome etc) give any real benefit when it comes to handling the VMs? Or is it just sucking up system resources unnecessarily? Can you quantify how much? Does it affect resources all the time, or only when I'm viewing it?
What does it enable me to do that I can't do from the command line with virsh etc?
This is an E5-1650 (6 core, 12 threads) box with 32GB ram.
If you're of the opinion that a GUI is a useful thing to have, can you tell me which packages I need to install. I know "yum install Desktop" does the job, but it installs a hell of a lot of dependencies, and I wondered if there's a slimline alternative?