Nicholas Geovanis wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 9:58 PM Victor Sudakov <> wrote:
> > Dear Colleagues,
> >
> > There is a hypervisor called bhyve for FreeBSD. It's completely
> > headless, no graphics, runs as a daemon and provides serial and VNC
> > consoles.
> >
> > Can you please advise a similar headless and minimal hypervisor for
> > Debian or Ubuntu?
> >
> Just don't install x-windows or anything that depends on it, like a desktop
> environment. Servers in datacenters run headless more than 95% of cases.
> Debian and its derivatives too.

Running "apt install qemu-kvm" on a Debian 11 AWS EC2 instance which has
never had any X-Window or desktop environment in its entire life,
tries to install qemu-system-gui, adwaita-icon-theme, libgtk-3-common
and a lot of similar stuff.

That's the pain :-)

Victor Sudakov VAS4-RIPE

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