In this post, I showed you how to manage virtual machines with virt-manager. This is great if you have a secondary machine with a graphical user interface running Linux as its operating system. But what do you do if such a machine isn’t available, and you’d like to perform simple tasks such as rebooting a virtual machine or checking to see which virtual machines are running on the server?
Step 1 : Showing running virtual machines with the virsh list command
Step 2 : We can manage the state of our virtual machines with any of the following commands:
virsh start my_vm virsh shutdown my_vm virsh suspend my_vm virsh resume my_vm virsh destroy my_vm
Step 3 : That’s not all virsh can do, however. We can actually create a virtual machine with the virsh suite of commands as well. Learning how to do so is a good idea if you don’t use Linux as your workstation operating system, or you don’t have access to virt-manager for some reason