KVM: Starting / Stopping Guest Operating Systems With virsh Command Print

  • # virsh Command
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List Running VMS

Type the following command:
# virsh list
Sample outputs:

 Id Name                 State
  1 centos.nixcraft.in   running
  2 freebsd              running

Shut Down A Guest

# virsh list
# virsh shutdown dominName
# virsh shutdown freebsd
# virsh shutdown 3

Rebooting A Guest

# virsh list
# virsh reboot domaiName
# virsh reboot 3
# virsh reboot win2008biz

Forcefully Stop A Guest

Force a guest to stop with the virsh command if it is not responding or crashed
# virsh list
# virsh destroy domainName
# virsh destroy openbsd.nixcraft.in

Get Information About Guest

# virsh list
# virsh dominfo dominName
# virsh dominfo 2
# virsh dominfo freebsd

Sample outputs:

Id:             2
Name:           freebsd
UUID:           6b7f44df-b67a-b1e1-0f9a-40c9ad760b0a
OS Type:        hvm
State:          running
CPU(s):         1
CPU time:       26.3s
Max memory:     524288 kB
Used memory:    524288 kB
Autostart:      disable

Get Information About Node

# virsh nodeinfo
Sample Outputs:

CPU model:           x86_64
CPU(s):              4
CPU frequency:       2394 MHz
CPU socket(s):       1
Core(s) per socket:  4
Thread(s) per core:  1
NUMA cell(s):        1
Memory size:         8181332 kB

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