Virtual Machine Manager

In computing, the Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager, also known as virt-manager, is a desktop virtual machine monitor.[3]

Virtual Machine Manager
Virtual Machine Manager running FreeDOS (post-installation phase)
Developer(s)Red Hat
Stable release
2.1.0 / February 3, 2019 (2019-02-03)[1]
Written inPython[2]
Operating systemLinux
TypeVirtual machine
LicenseGPL v2+


Virtual Machine Manager allows users to:

  • create, edit, start and stop VMs
  • view and control 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.[4]

Distributions including Virtual Machine Manager

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

See also

  • libvirt, the API used by Virtual Machine Manager to create and manage virtual machines


  1. "Virtual Machine Manager Download". Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  2. "virt-manager/virt-manager". Retrieved 23 June 2018 via GitHub.
  3. 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.
  4. "Add bhyve support". Anzwix. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  5. "virt-manager 1.0.1-1 (any)". Arch Linux. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  6. "deskutils/virt-manager". FreshPorts. Jan 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  7. "sysutils/virt-manager". The NetBSD Packages Collection. May 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  8. "sysutils/virt-manager". OpenBSD CVSweb. Nov 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.


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

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