Looking to set up a personal server to run Virtual Machines. Mostly Linux Distro trials and possible some BOINC projects if I can find one I support these days. Also as a Backup server
System is an old HP Elite 8300 Small Form-Factor with an I7-3700k and 16Gb of ram. 3Tb data drive and an old 120Gb Kingston SSDNow SSD for the OS.
Looking to remote into this box. I'd like to open the desktop in a window on my aging(not really oild, just not quite enough resources at times) main system and have it appear as though the virtual machine is on my main system(basically, I'd like it to appear as though I have a virtual machine on my main system, but consuming the resources of a separate system.)
I've tried Xenserver and Proxmox. The installer crashes on both of those.(may try redownloading them). Also tried Fedora Workstation running Avahi. Cant seem to get it set up the way I want.
Need ideas on server OS and how to get this working as simply as possible.