Manage virtual machines with virt-manager

The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.

Virtual machine list Guest CPUGuest console

About virt-manager’s supporting tools

virt-install is a command line tool which provides an easy way to provision operating systems into virtual machines.

virt-viewer is a lightweight UI interface for interacting with the graphical display of virtualized guest OS. It can display VNC or SPICE, and uses libvirt to lookup the graphical connection details.

virt-clone is a command line tool for cloning existing inactive guests. It copies the disk images, and defines a config with new name, UUID and MAC address pointing to the copied disks.

virt-xml is a command line tool for easily editing libvirt domain XML using virt-install’s command line options.

virt-convert is a command line tool for converting OVF and VMX VM configurations to run with libvirt.