CONNECTING TO LIBVIRT: remote connect using virsh

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From my RHEL Workstation, I want to connect to my RHEL Server using virsh. I know I can ssh into the server, but I would like to cut out the extra connection efforts.

So how do I use; virsh qemu:///system to connect to


It is discussed in the upstream documentation at, or you can create an SSH connection with the Virt Manager interface and observe the URL it creates. This format works for me:

virsh --connect="qemu+ssh://USERNAME@HOSTNAME/system?known_hosts=/home/USERNAME/.ssh/known_hosts"

Great, thanks!.....