Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Virtual Machine Manager (Virt Manager) is a graphical user interface app for managing KVM, Xen and LXC virtual machines, via the libvirt library. This app is very useful because it enables the users to easily change the virtual machine’s hardware specs.
Virt Manager provides three different tools, virt-install, which is a command-line tool that provides an easy way to provision operating systems to virtual machies, virt-clone, a command-line tool for cloning existing VMs and virt-viewer, a lightweight app for interacting with the graphical display of virtualized guest OS.
The latest version available is Virtual Machine Manager 1.0.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with improvements and changes.
In this article I will show you how to install Virt Manager 1.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Virt Manager 1.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system, download and export the key, update the local repository index and install the virt-manager package. Like this:
$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virt-manager
To start virt-manager, open a terminal and type: sudo virt-manager
Optional, to remove virt-manager, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove virt-manager