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There are a several options available to manage kvm virtual machines:
 
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 "[http://virt-manager.org Virtual Machine Manager]" application (virt-manager for short package name) is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines.
 
* [http://gkvm.sourceforge.net/ GKVM] is a lightweight management tool that can manage kvm virtual machines.
 
* Any management tool built on [http://libvirt.org/ libvirt] can manage kvm virtual machines.
 
* [http://code.google.com/p/kvmadm/ kvmadm] is a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM.
 
* [http://pve.proxmox.com/ 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.
 
* [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.
 
  
  
 
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|Plain old qemu/kvm
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|[http://www.linux-kvm.org Plain old qemu/kvm]
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|You can run qemu/kvm straight from the command line
 
|You can run qemu/kvm straight from the command line
 
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|See man (qemu-system-x86_64|kvm|qemu-kvm) for more info
 
|See man (qemu-system-x86_64|kvm|qemu-kvm) for more info
 
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|Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager)
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|[http://virt-manager.org Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager)]
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|A desktop user interface for managing virtual machines
 
|A desktop user interface for managing virtual machines
 
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|uses libvirt
 
|uses libvirt
 
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|[http://gkvm.sourceforge.net/ GKVM]
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|a gnome user interface for KVM
 
|a gnome user interface for KVM
 
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|[https://sourceforge.net/projects/aqemu/ AQemu]
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|a Qt4 user interface for KVM
 
|a Qt4 user interface for KVM
 
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|[http://code.google.com/p/kvmadm/ kvmadm]
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|a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM
 
|a minimalistic set of command-line tools to control multi-user utilization of KVM
 
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|Proxmox VE
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|[http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Main_Page Proxmox VE]
|[http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Main_Page]
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|an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines
 
|an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines
 
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|[http://www.convirture.com/community.html ConVirt]
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|an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures
 
|an intuitive, graphical management console providing comprehensive life cycle management for Virtual Machines and virtualization infrastructures
 
|web?
 
|web?
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|basic support for kvm added in 0.9.1; formerly known as xenman
 
|basic support for kvm added in 0.9.1; formerly known as xenman
 
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|[http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php OpenNebula]
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|an open source virtual infrastructure engine
 
|an open source virtual infrastructure engine
 
|cli & xml-rpc
 
|cli & xml-rpc

Revision as of 03:04, 4 July 2009

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


Name/URL Description UI Type Last Updated Notes
Plain old qemu/kvm You can run qemu/kvm straight from the command line cli active kvm|qemu-kvm) for more info
Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) A desktop user interface for managing virtual machines desktop active uses libvirt
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 an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines web active
ConVirt 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 an open source virtual infrastructure engine cli & xml-rpc active cloud computing managment; uses libvirt