Yes, it's been a while. Life got in the way; however, I'm back on track.
The last time I worked with my KVM experiment, I couldn't actually see the console. After some Googling I discovered the issue was with using Spice as the graphics type. Unfortunately, it's been two weeks since I discovered this, and I can't find the link to share. The fix was to change the graphics type to VNC.
This doesn't actually solve the problem, as Spice appears to be default for KVM; however, for the short term, changing to VNC.
My next task is to look into Spice to see what needs to be done in order for a remote system (my laptop) to be able to see the console using Spice. I suppose the next question is "do I really need this?" It's a valid question as I'll likely be using SSH for server management, but I still say "yes." What if I cannot connect to the VM with SSH? I need to have some way of accessing it. Also, for the OS install, if I wanted to do that using the GUI, which at this point is my only option, as I haven't learned to do an all text-based OS install for CentOS or Fedora, I have to have some kind of console access.