Virtual Machine Manager

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This article is about a Linux program. For Microsoft software, see System Center Virtual Machine Manager. For a class of products that manage and host virtual machines, see Hypervisor.
Virtual Machine Manager
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Virtual Machine Manager running FreeDOS (post-installation phase)
Developer(s) Red Hat
Stable release
1.3.2 / December 24, 2015; 8 months ago (2015-12-24)
Written in Python[1]
Operating system Linux
Type Virtual machine
License GPL v2+
Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) is based on libvirt and supports several Hypervisors

In computing, the Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager, also known as virt-manager, is a desktop-driven virtual machine manager with which users can manage virtual machines (VMs).[2]


Virtual Machine Manager allows users to:

  • create, edit, start and stop VMs
  • view and control of each VM's console
  • see performance and utilization statistics for each VM
  • view all running VMs and hosts, and their live performance or resource utilization statistics.
  • use KVM, Xen or QEMU virtual machines, running either locally or remotely.
  • use LXC containers

Support for FreeBSD's bhyve hypervisor has been included since 2014, though it remains disabled by default.[3]

Distributions including Virtual Machine Manager[edit]

Virtual Machine Manager comes as the virt-manager package in:


While the Virtual Machine Manager project itself lacks documentation, there are third parties providing relevant information, e.g.:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Virtual Machine Manager - source code". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ Siever, Ellen; Figgins, Stephen; Love, Robert; Robbins, Arnold (2009-09-22). Linux in a Nutshell (6 ed.). O'Reilly. p. 850. ISBN 978-0-596-15448-6. [...] the Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager application [...] is a collection of tools built using libvirt. This includes a few command-line tools as well as the GUI virt-manager application. 
  3. ^ "Add bhyve support". Anzwix. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "virt-manager 1.0.1-1 (any)". Arch Linux. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "sysutils/virt-manager". The NetBSD Packages Collection. May 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "sysutils/virt-manager". OpenBSD CVSweb. Nov 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 

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