[libvirt-users] need help on libvirt and virt manager

Giuseppe Scrivano gscrivan at redhat.com
Fri Apr 4 07:29:02 UTC 2014

Muhammad Yousuf Khan <sirtcp at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello every one. i have been running Libvirt for few weeks on testing
> and will be migrating from Proxmox to libvirt very soon however there
> is a problem with command line learning. Virsh and virt-install is a
> complete set of commands. but i want to learn in depth some more
> command line option.
> so my question is; can i learn what "Virt-manager" GuI is running on
> the back end. so that i can learn how it add,edit,delete some advance
> level of configuration via GUI.

you may find useful to run virt-manager with the "--debug" command line
argument.  It will shows you what XML changes are done by virt-manager
and what libvirt APIs are involved in the high-level GUI operations you


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