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What it does? It can do the follow action: start, stop, shutdown, status and monitor. Example, to get monitor's help:

kvm-admin my_guest monitor help


It's add a bridge to a given bridge from guest configuration file.

The bridge(s) have to exists. There can individual bridges on the system and each guest can assign to different bridge. No need to add many script files and scriptdown files. This is set automatic.

Configuration File Format

The guest configuration file have to placed in the directory 'domains'. The format is taken 1:1 from the command line.

To use an qemu-kvm option which don't have a parameter, have to use:

 variable = enabled

Global configuration varibales, which all guest should effected, can write in 'config/kvm.cfg' file.


 deamonize = enabled
 localtime = enabled

Example format:

 name = my_guest
 smp = 2
 m = 1024
 drive = file:/path_to_image_or_lvm,[and other options]
 cdrom = my_installer.iso
 daemonize = enabled
 localtime = enabled

Only one exception exist. This is only for the '-net tap' option. There have to add an option for the bridge.

 net = nic,[and other options]

An example for tap option:

 net = tap,ifname=my_guest,bridge=br0