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?
4 companies reportedly use libvirt in their tech stacks, including DevTeam, studio666.descartes, and AstroKube.
22 developers on StackShare have stated that they use libvirt.
Python, Java, Qemu, Rex, and KVM are some of the popular tools that integrate with libvirt. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with libvirt.
Pros of libvirt
VirtIO direct hardware access
Can fully manage via CLI or VirtManager
Native KVM and QEMU
Built into most Linux distros
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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