Libvirt

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libvirt[1] is a virtualization API with supports for KVM, QEMU, Xen, Virtuozzo, VMWare ESX, LXC, BHyve and more



Ubuntu packages[edit]

At least the following packages compose libvirt in Ubuntu:

  • libvirt-bin (dpkg -s This is a transitional package. You can safely remove it)

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

libvirtd: /etc/libvirt/virtlogd.conf
virt-sanlock-cleanup
virtlockd
virtlogd (systemctl status libvirtd)
libvirt-guests.sh
systemctl status libvirt-guests

Config files and directories[edit]

  • Config directories:
/etc/libvirt/
/etc/libvirt/storage/ (In Ubuntu there is no default pool. Folder will be automatically created with first pool)
/etc/libvirt/qemu.conf
/etc/libvirt/qemu/XML_FILES_FROM_SERVERS.XML
/etc/libvirt/qemu/networks
  • Config files:
/etc/libvirt/virtlogd.conf
Includes information about Unix Socket permissions: unix_sock_group, unix_sock_ro_perms, unix_sock_rw_perms, auth_unix_ro, auth_unix_rw
/etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf


/var/log/libvirt/qemu/
journalctl -r -u libvirtd
systemctl status libvirtd
systemctl restart libvirtd
  • Information
libvirtd --help, the daemon will print out the paths of the Unix domain socket(s) that it listens on

Activities[edit]

Basic

Medium


Advanced:


Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

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