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There are a several options available to manage kvm virtual machines:


Name/URL Description UI Type Last Updated Notes
UVMM Univention Virtual Machine Manager is a high-performance administration service for KVM and XEN. web active Uses libvirt
Plain old qemu/kvm You can run qemu/kvm straight from the command line cli active See man (qemu-system-x86_64 or kvm or qemu-kvm) for more info
virsh A minimal shell around libvirt for managing VMs cli active uses libvirt
virt-install/clone/convert Command line tools for provisioning new VMs, cloning existing VMs and importing / converting appliance images cli active uses libvirt
Virtual Machine Manager Also known as virt-manager. A desktop user interface for managing virtual machines desktop active uses libvirt
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Commercial management solution for RHEL / KVM web active
GKVM a gnome user interface for KVM desktop 2007-08-01
AQemu a Qt4 user interface for KVM desktop active
kvmadm a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM cli 2007-09-25
Proxmox VE Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines web & cli active Bar-metall installer including KVM and OpenVZ management tools
ConVirt ConVirt 2.0 Open Source is the leading open source product for managing Xen and KVM, enabling you to standardize and proactively manage your virtualized environment in a centralized fashion. web-based active Xen & KVM; formerly known as xenman
oVirt oVirt is a virtualization management framework constisting of a small host image, the oVirt Node, that provides the libvirt service to host virtual machines, and a robust vm management software stack, controlled by a web-based management interface, the oVirt Server. web active uses libvirt
OpenNebula an open source virtual infrastructure engine cli & xml-rpc active cloud computing managment; uses libvirt
Ganeti Ganeti is a cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies cli active KVM support added in Ganeti 2.0
Enomaly a programmable virtual cloud infrastructure for small, medium and large businesses web & REST API * not available as of at Feb. 8, 2010 they have commercial and open source editions
Karesansui Karesansui is an open-source virtualization management application. It's smart graphical user interface lowers your management cost, and brings a total management/audit solution for both physical and virtual servers. web & REST API active KVM & Xen support; uses libvirt
openQRM openQRM is the next generation, open-source Data-center management platform. web active KVM, Xen, VMware and Linux V-Server support
Abiquo Abiquo is an open source infrastructure software for the creation and integral management of Public & Private Clouds based on heterogeneous environments. web active KVM, Xen & Virtual Box support; uses libvirt
CloudStack Cloudstack is an open source project that enables the deployment, management, and configuration of multi-tier and multi-tenant infrastructure cloud services using Xen, KVM and VMware hypervisors. web active KVM, Xen & VMware support
Archipel Archipel is an Open Source project that aims to bring push notifications to virtualization orchestration using XMPP. web active KVM, Xen, Virtual Box & OpenVZ support; uses libvirt
kvm-wrapper kvm-wrapper is a lightweight, simple and intended to be hackable set of shell scripts that help manage kvm virtual machines a great deal. cli active KVM support
kvm-admin Python scripts for managing the guests (boot, shutdown ...) and include a commandline monitor . cli active kvm support