Changing from Dom0 console to a DomU console?
I am wondering if it is possible to software switch from the Dom0 (Control Domain) console to a designated running DomU VM console via perhaps the XCP-ng Center, or Web Orchestra?
If so, then how might this be done?
Thanks in advance
gskger Top contributor 💪
@lonnietc You could SSH into the VM from Dom0 or (manually) switch to the console view of the VM in either XCP-ng Center (XC) or Xen Orchestra (XO). Not sure if that answers your question...
@gskger Yea, I know from what I have read and seen in a few online videos about setting up and running XCP-ng that I could get those views from within XC or XO but those are accessed via another external computer to connect to XCP-ng.
Currently, when you install XCP-ng it seems that the Dom0 has control of the local console. As Dom0 is just a VM (specialized as it may be to run/manage the virtualization of the drivers for the system), I wanted to be able to switch the local console to a running DomU VM instead of the XCP-ng Control Domain VM on the same physical system so that the DomU would have all of the console.
Sorry if I did not clarify exactly what I was thinking about.
@lonnietc I understand your idea, but what's your goal?
@jedimarcus Thanks for getting back to me on this. My idea is to have a DomU VM running on the console so that I can display its GUI and interact with that User VM directly. Of course, I do realize that XCP-ng was not strictly designed for that and know that the User DomU VM's are usually remoted into via VNC or possibly RDP, I would like to see if it is possible to get a DomU VM to control the console instead of the Dom0 Control Domain for local and direct use of that DomU at the physical system.
I think that it is possible, but just have to find out how.
Actually what I think that I am looking to patch into XCP-ng is a way to have a "console" Passthrough which I think would do the job perfectly.
I am developing a PoC project using XCP-ng just for a heads up so some questions may sound non-standard but in my mind I have a rationale for looking in that direction so any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.