From KVM
 
(table-ified info)
Line 8: Line 8:
 
* [http://xenman.sourceforge.net ConVirt] is an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures. As of version 0.9.1, Convirt has basic support for KVM.
 
* [http://xenman.sourceforge.net ConVirt] is an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures. As of version 0.9.1, Convirt has basic support for KVM.
 
* [http://www.opennebula.org OpenNebula] is an open source virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic deployment and re-allocation of virtual machines on a pool of physical resources.
 
* [http://www.opennebula.org OpenNebula] is an open source virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic deployment and re-allocation of virtual machines on a pool of physical resources.
 +
 +
 +
{|
 +
|-
 +
!Name
 +
!URL
 +
!Description
 +
!UI Type
 +
!Active|Last Updated
 +
!Notes
 +
|-
 +
|Plain old qemu/kvm
 +
|[http://www.linux-kvm.org]
 +
|You can run qemu/kvm straight from the command line
 +
|cli
 +
|active
 +
|See man (qemu-system-x86_64|kvm|qemu-kvm) for more info
 +
|-
 +
|Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager)
 +
|[http://virt-manager.org]
 +
|A desktop user interface for managing virtual machines
 +
|desktop
 +
|active
 +
|uses libvirt
 +
|-
 +
|GKVM
 +
|[http://gkvm.sourceforge.net/]
 +
|a gnome user interface for KVM
 +
|desktop
 +
|2007-08-01
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|kvmadm
 +
|[http://code.google.com/p/kvmadm/]
 +
|a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM
 +
|cli
 +
|2007-09-25
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Proxmox VE
 +
|[http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Main_Page]
 +
|an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines
 +
|web
 +
|active
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|ConVirt
 +
|[http://www.convirture.com/community.html]
 +
|an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures
 +
|web?
 +
|active
 +
|basic support for kvm added in 0.9.1; formerly known as xenman
 +
|-
 +
|OpenNebula
 +
|[http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php]
 +
|an open source virtual infrastructure engine
 +
|cli & xml-rpc
 +
|active
 +
|cloud computing managment; uses libvirt
 +
|}

Revision as of 20:09, 12 June 2009

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

  • First of all, you can manage kvm simply by running the binary file qemu-system_x86_64 (or just "kvm" depending on distribution). Check the man page for arguments (man qemu-system-x86_64).
  • The "Virtual Machine Manager" application (virt-manager for short package name) is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines.
  • GKVM is a lightweight management tool that can manage kvm virtual machines.
  • Any management tool built on libvirt can manage kvm virtual machines.
  • kvmadm is a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM.
  • Proxmox VE is an easy to use virtualization platform for running virtual appliances and virtual machines: including bare-metal installer and web-based management interface.
  • ConVirt is an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures. As of version 0.9.1, Convirt has basic support for KVM.
  • OpenNebula is an open source virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic deployment and re-allocation of virtual machines on a pool of physical resources.


Name URL Description UI Type Last Updated Notes
Plain old qemu/kvm [1] You can run qemu/kvm straight from the command line cli active kvm|qemu-kvm) for more info
Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) [2] A desktop user interface for managing virtual machines desktop active uses libvirt
GKVM [3] a gnome user interface for KVM desktop 2007-08-01
kvmadm [4] a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM cli 2007-09-25
Proxmox VE [5] an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines web active
ConVirt [6] an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures web? active basic support for kvm added in 0.9.1; formerly known as xenman
OpenNebula [7] an open source virtual infrastructure engine cli & xml-rpc active cloud computing managment; uses libvirt