Comments 2 Posted In Red Hat Virtualization Manage VMs from Hypervisor host Latest response 2020-07-31T04:23:36+00:00 How can we power on the VMs from the hypervisor web if we don't have access to the Red Hat manager? EE Started 2020-07-30T20:54:50+00:00 by Elie ElAmil Newbie 15 points Log in to join the conversation Responses Sort By Oldest Sort By Newest FC Pro 476 points 30 July 2020 9:45 PM Frank Coons When using Red Hat Virtualization, starting, stopping and otherwise managing VMs is best done from the RHV Manager. The manager has a database that tracks the VM state, which host is running the VM, snapshots and other information. If I were able to start the VM from the hypervisor, the manager would not know its state, and I could not migrate it to another host if needed. If you are looking for a more simple solution, KVM will let you start a VM using the virsh commands. But you lose some of the management features of RHV. If you are using RHV and are unable to access the RHV Manager, I think fixing that should be a priority. Frank Red Hat Guru 2505 points 31 July 2020 4:23 AM Marcus West You can start VM's from the command line using the API, but this does require the Manager to be running: How to start/stop a VM using curl command with RESTful API for RHV4 Useful if you want to automate things with scripts. Or if you are working in a datacenter and don't have access to a GUI. You do also need to use the VM GUID, but this can also be retrieved using the API.