To install a VM from command line, you can use the following command. Change the required parameters as need but you need to change at-least CDROM iso image and disk-path.
-n myVM \
--description "Test VM" \
--disk path=./myVM.img,bus=virtio,size=10 \
--graphics none \
--cdrom <Image installtion CDROM>.iso \
If you need to have a quick bash shell in sandbox with not network as well, then the most simple command I could find so far is:
sudo virt-sandbox -c lxc:/// /bin/bash
For this you will need to have libvirt-sandbox installed which you can do with the following command:
sudo yum install libvirt-sandbox
If you are using the libvirt and associated tools, then you must be aware about virt-manager. However this being a GUI tools, it is not possible to always use this. “virsh” is a good option for this.
To start with, if you need to know all the VMs all the running VMs, then you can use (to only view the names):
virsh list --name
Extending this to make it more useful is the case if you need to know the IP address for the running VMs. Here is a simple code that you can put in alias or function that can be used to get the IP address of the running VM’s.
virsh list --name | \
while read line
[[ ! -z $line ]] && virsh domifaddr $line
If you want to start the VM, then you can use