Virt-manager 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.

License: GNU/GPLv3+

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.
  • virt-bootstrap is a command tool providing an easy way to setup the root file system for libvirt-based containers.

How to install via a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install virt-manager

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