[virt-tools-list] Using virt-manager with QEMU in emulation mode

Programmingkid programmingkidx at gmail.com
Tue May 10 23:48:51 UTC 2016

On May 10, 2016, at 7:41 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:

> On 05/10/2016 07:39 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> On 05/10/2016 07:36 PM, Programmingkid wrote:
>>> I just finally made virt-manager 1.3.2 run on Mac OS 10.6.8. Is it possible to make virt-manager manage QEMU when it is used in emulation mode? For example, could I use QEMU on x86 hardware to manage qemu-system-ppc?
> I should say though, I don't know if anyone has actually tried to get libvirtd
> working on a mac. You may be in for a long difficult road ahead of you

I did manage to install libvirt here, I just don't know how it works yet. I just don't think it would help. 

>> Yes, that should work for some use cases at least, I test Fedora with ppc64 on
>> occasion. But it entirely depends on what options you need to specify to qemu,
>> and if libvirt/virt-manager have support for them

According to libvirt.com, libvirt is made to work with a hypervisor. So why do we need it for emulation? I think making virt-manager talk to QEMU can be done without libvirt. 

More information about the virt-tools-list mailing list