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A new window for the guest will open that will allow you to use its console, see information about its virtual hardware and start, stop, and pause it.
Bugs in the `virsh` tool should be reported in https://bugzilla.redhat.com[Bugzilla] against the *libvirt* component.
Bugs in the `virt-manager` tool should be reported in https://bugzilla.redhat.com[Bugzilla] against the `virt-manager` component.
Choose the host you wish to manage and click *Connect* in the *Open Connection* dialog window.
For a complete list of commands available for use with `virsh`:
For further information about `virt-manager`, see https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/virtualization_deployment_and_administration_guide/sect-creating_guests_with_virt_manager[RedHat virt-manager guide].
If using non-root users via SSH, see the setup instructions in https://wiki.libvirt.org/page/SSHSetup
If using root for access via SSH, then create SSH keys for root, and use `ssh-agent` and `ssh-add` before launching `virt-manager`.
If you are not root, you will be prompted to enter the root password.
Managing guests with virsh
Managing guests with virt-manager
Managing virtual machines
Or consult the manual page: `man virsh`.
Remote management
Start the Virtual Machine Manager by navigating to menu:[Applications]System Tools, or run:
The following remote management options are available:
The list of virtual machines is displayed in the main window. Guests that are running will display a ">" icon. Guests that are not running will be greyed out.
The `virsh` command-line utility allows you to manage virtual machines on the command line. The `virsh` utility is built around the libvirt management API:
To export the configuration file of a virtual machine:
To gracefully power off a guest: