Here we are connecting to a remote KVM server using Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) on Linux Mint 18.1 to provide easier remote administration of our server.
This guide assumes you have already installed Virtual Machine Manager. The example KVM server used here is named
ubuntu-mockup. The steps presented here are performed on
VMM can manage multiple remote KVM servers. Let us create a new connection to our server.
We use the SSH method of connecting to the remote KVM server. Since we setup key-based SSL authentication, we will not get prompted for a password when interacting with the KVM server or VM consoles.
All set. We have our first KVM server defined.
Note that if VMM is installed on an OS that has KVM installed locally, you can manage that instance directly from VMM without configuring a connection.
If this is a new KVM server, you might want to create an ISO storage pool for storing installation images