VIRSH Commands Cheat Sheet

Here is a cli commands cheat sheet for VIRSH command, you can use this as a quick reminder for basic commands with a brief description for each of the commands.

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        # Connect to a hypervisor session:
virsh connect qemu:///system

# List all domains:
virsh list --all

# Dump guest configuration file:
virsh dumpxml guest_id > path/to/guest.xml

# Create a guest from a configuration file:
virsh create path/to/config_file.xml

# Edit a guest's configuration file (editor can be changed with $EDITOR):
virsh edit guest_id

# Start/reboot/shutdown/suspend/resume a guest:
virsh command guest_id

# Save the current state of a guest to a file:
virsh save guest_id filename

# Delete a running guest:
virsh destroy guest_id && virsh undefine guest_id

Check out the VIRSH command documentation .

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