Is there a way to access my iOS device through some type of virtual machine or graphical user interface in a similar way that I could access my servers? My device is currently jailbroken. I don't know if this helps. It is more convenient for me to control my device through my device with my mac.
It seems to me that if you can get a shell working then it should be possible. Doing a quick google search I saw there are already solutions to SSH into an iOS phone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/termius-ssh-client/id549039908?mt=8). Maybe try that :)