How to install virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.10

The virt-manager is a desktop user interface application for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.


The latest release was in June 2016 and below is the changelog

  • virt-manager: spice GL console support
  • Bump gtk and pygobject deps to 3.14
  • virt-manager: add checkbox to forget keyring password
  • cli: add –graphics gl=
  • cli: add –video accel3d=
  • cli: add –graphics listen=none
  • cli: add –transient flag
  • cli: –features gic= support, and set a default for it
  • cli: Expose –video heads, ram, vram, vgamem
  • cli: add –graphics listen=socket
  • cli: add device address.type/address.bus/…
  • cli: add –disk seclabelX.model (and .label, .relabel)
  • cli: add -cpu (and .cpus, and .memory)
  • cli: add –network rom_bar= and rom_file=
  • cli: add –disk backing_format=
  • Many bug fixes and improvements

How to install virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.10

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb yakkety-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virt-manager

gksudo virt-manager
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