[libvirt] Libvirtd needs to be always running/
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Thu Sep 4 09:27:54 UTC 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 10:45:41AM -0700, Yushu Yao wrote:
> A newbie question:
> Does the libvirtd need to be running all the time if I want to use any
> functions of libvirt (as simple as start/stop/pause my virtual machines
> (qemu/zen)). Or is it only try if I use the remote functions or virsh.
The answer is yes & no.
Libvirtd does *not* need to be running if you want to control the
local Xen hypervisor. In this case libvirt makes direct hypervisor
calls and/or uses a connection to xend to do its work.
It *is* needed for:
- remote access
- non-root access
- if you use the network or storage features
- managing QEMU and KVM instances
If libvirtd isn't running you will get a warning, but that can just be
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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