[fedora-virt] Adding VM to virt-manager

Bryan Kearney bkearney at redhat.com
Fri Jun 5 14:48:55 UTC 2009

Dennis J. wrote:
> Hi,
> How do I add a custom-built vm to virt-manager? I basically created an 
> empty image, untarred a template setup into it and made it boot using 
> qemu-kvm from the shell. Now I'd like to make this vm visible in 
> virt-manager so that I can manage it from there. I tried creating a 
> domain xml file in /etc/libvirt/qemu but that doesn't seem to be enough.

virt-image is the tool you want. Create an xml file in the format of [1] 
and then run virt-image against it.

-- bk

[1] http://people.redhat.com/dlutter/virt-image/virt-image-xml.html

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