[libvirt] Remote access and libvirtd

Maximilian Wilhelm max at rfc2324.org
Thu Nov 5 16:17:56 UTC 2009

Anno domini 2009 Dave Bryson scripsit:


> I need to be able to access libvirt remotely.  Reading through the
> documention is says "libvirtd should be running on the remote machine"
> for clarification does this mean that libvirtd needs to run *on* the
> remote hypervisor?

In case of hypervisors which do not (fully) support remote management, yes.

This is the case for Xen for example. I guess things like qemu, KVM,
VBox and the like are similar.

ESX for example can be managed completely over the network via a SOAP
API so there is no need for a libvirtd on the hypervisor side.

If it doesn't work, force it.
If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.

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