What is libvirt?
It is an open-source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization. It can be used to manage KVM, Xen, VMware ESXi, QEMU and other virtualization technologies.
libvirt is a tool in the Virtual Machine Management category of a tech stack.
Who uses libvirt?
5 companies reportedly use libvirt in their tech stacks, including Labs, studio666.descartes, and DevTeam.
41 developers on StackShare have stated that they use libvirt.
Python, Java, Netdata, Qemu, and Rex are some of the popular tools that integrate with libvirt. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with libvirt.
Pros of libvirt
Built into most Linux distros
Native KVM and QEMU
Can fully manage via CLI or VirtManager
VirtIO direct hardware access
VirtIO direct hardware support
- Manage virtualization platforms
- Accessible from C, Python, Perl, Java and more
- Supports KVM, QEMU, Xen, Virtuozzo, VMWare ESX, LXC, BHyve and more
libvirt Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to libvirt?
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