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LibVirt Manager on OSX

LibVirt Manager Running
LibVirt Manager Running

Libvirt has finally been fixed to work on OS X, LibVirt Manager is what I use to manage the Virtual machines on Sandraudiga.

libvirt 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

To Install it you will need to use HomeBrew, so make sure you have homebrew installed; Then at the command line, to install the parts required via brew:

brew tap jeffreywildman/homebrew-virt-manager
brew install virt-manager virt-viewer

Once it is installed, you can start it from the Command Line, I havent yet got an icon for it. If you just try to run it using:


you will be unable to log into your machine, and it will always return an error. For Sandraudiga I have to use the following:

virt-manager -c 'qemu+ssh://[email protected]/system?socket=/var/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock'

I am trying to work out if there is a good way to launch it from an application icon, and have its application icon in the dock.

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