Chapter 27. Managing guests with the Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager)
This section describes the Virtual Machine Manager (
virt-manager) windows, dialog boxes, and various GUI controls.
virt-managerprovides a graphical view of hypervisors and guest on your system and on remote machines. You can use
virt-managerto define both para-virtualized and fully virtualized guests.
virt-managercan perform virtualization management tasks, including:
- assigning memory,
- assigning virtual CPUs,
- monitoring operational performance,
- saving and restoring, pausing and resuming, and shutting down and starting guests,
- links to the textual and graphical consoles, and
- live and offline migrations.
27.1. The Add Connection window
This window appears first and prompts the user to choose a hypervisor session. Non-privileged users can initiate a read-only session. Root users can start a session with full blown read-write status. For normal use, select the Local Xen host option or QEMU (for KVM).
Figure 27.1. Virtual Machine Manager connection window