How to compile virt-manager on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL

Question: I would like to install the latest virt-manager which is available from its official website. How can I compile and install virt-manager from the source on [CentOS, Fedora or RHEL]? virt-manager is a popular GUI-frontend for libvirt, allowing users to create and manage guest virtual machines on libvirt-supported hypervisors such as QEMU/KVM or Xen. […]
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How to compile virt-manager on Debian or Ubuntu

Question: I want to build and install the latest virt-manager from its source on my Linux desktop. What is the procedure for compiling virt-manager on [Debian, Ubuntu]? virt-manager is a GUI-based virtual machine manager which allows you to create and manage (local or remote) virtual machines and containers via libvirt APIs. It supports multiple hypervisors […]
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How to configure PCI-passthrough on virt-manager

Question: I would like to dedicate a physical network interface card to one of my guest VMs created by KVM. For that, I am trying to enable PCI passthrough of the NIC for the VM. How can I add a PCI device to a guest VM with PCI passthrough on virt-manager? Modern hypervisors enable efficient […]
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How to change default location of libvirt VM images

Question: I am using libvirt and virt-manager to create VMs on my Linux system. I noticed that the VM images are stored in /var/lib/libvirt/images directory. Is there a way to change the default location of VM image directory to something else? libvirt and its GUI front-end virt-manager can create and manage VMs using different hypervisors […]
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