Applies to openSUSE Leap 42.1

8 Starting and Stopping libvirtd

The communication between the virtualization solutions (KVM, Xen, LXC) and the libvirt API is managed by the daemon libvirtd, which needs to run on the VM Host Server. libvirt client applications such as virt-manager, possibly running on a remote machine, communicate with libvirtd running on the VM Host Server, which services the request using native hypervisor APIs. Use the following commands to start and stop libvirtd or check its status:

root # systemctl start libvirtd

root # systemctl status libvirtd
libvirtd.service - Virtualization daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/libvirtd.service; enabled)
Active: active (running) since Mon 2014-05-12 08:49:40 EDT; 2s ago

root # systemctl stop libvirtd

root # systemctl status libvirtd
Active: inactive (dead) since Mon 2014-05-12 08:51:11 EDT; 4s ago

To automatically start libvirtd at boot time, either activate it using the YaST Services Manager module or by entering the following command:

root # systemctl enable libvirtd
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