The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux...
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- Virtualization Tool
What is virt-manager?
The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.
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virt-manager can handle clusters of several physical VM hosts, each running many VMs. It offers advanced orchestration features such as migrating VMs between hosts with no downtime, storage provisioning, networking/firewall configuration and live snapshots. A major difference between Kubernetes and virt-manager (as well as the libvirt ecosystem in general) is that Kubernetes manages containers, whereas libvirt manages full VMs running on a hypervisor such as KVM, Xen or ESX.
Very powerful tool. Allows you to manage a headless virtualization server with ease. Can also easily manage QEMU/KVM virtual machines and Xen VMs.
Fully open source alternative to VirtualBox available in Debian repository. I don't trust VirtualBox anymore since it was excluded from Debian main.
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Just because VirtualBox is not in Debian packages anymore, I could not trust it any further. There is where Virt Manager kicks in with its far more advanced interface. Found it as an alternative to VirtualBox and didn't regret even a little. Highly recommended fully open source software (FOSS).