So I run virt-isntall with an ISO image along the lines of the example here: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/6/html/virtualization_host_configuration_and_guest_installation_guide/sect-virtualization_host_configuration_and_guest_installation_guide-windows_installations-installing_windows_xp_as_a_fully_virtualized_guest
Command line on Centos 6.9 host:
virt-install \ --name=winbuilds01 \ --os-type=windows \ --network bridge=vlan20 \ --disk path=winbuilds01.dsk,size=30 \ --cdrom=/iso/master/Win10_1709_English_x64.iso \ --graphics vnc,port=9801 \ --ram=4096 \ --vcpus=4
And I get this output:
Starting install... Creating domain... | 0 B 00:01 Cannot open display: Run 'virt-viewer --help' to see a full list of available command line options Domain installation still in progress. Waiting for installation to complete.
Can't open display is expected because I'm ssh'ed in. I can tunnel a VNC viewer to the system and that connects just fine. What I see is a mostly black screen with a blue Windows logo in the center. And nothing else happens. It doesn't respond to keyboard, mouse, or VNC sending ctrl-alt-delete. I've left it overnight now with no change.
What am I doing wrong?