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This question is not really related to OpenStack, but it's easy to answer it. In order to display graphics, a computer needs graphics software installed. If that is not the case, you are out of luck.

If you have graphics software, I see three options:

  1. the local computer has an X server. You can display windows from your VM on the local computer.
  2. the local computer has an X server. You can use ssh X11 forwarding to display windows on the local computer.
  3. the local computer runs an X server, MS Windows or another well-established display server. You can run a VNC or Spice client on the local computer. This is how OpenStack displays instance consoles.

This question is not really related to OpenStack, but it's easy to answer it. In order to display graphics, a computer needs graphics software installed. If that is not the case, You say “no graphical interface”, so I guess you are out of luck.

If you have graphics software, I see three options:

  1. the local computer has an X server. You can display windows from your VM on the local computer.
  2. the local computer has an X server. You can use ssh X11 forwarding to display windows on the local computer.
  3. the local computer runs an X server, MS Windows or another well-established display server. You can run a VNC or Spice client on the local computer. This is how OpenStack displays instance consoles.