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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 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
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 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
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 active 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