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       virt-image - create virtual machines from an image descriptor


       virt-image [OPTION]... IMAGE.XML


       virt-image is a command line tool for creating virtual machines from an
       XML image descriptor "IMAGE.XML" (virt-image(5)). Most attributes of
       the virtual machine are taken from the XML descriptor (e.g., where the
       files to back the virtual machine’s disks are and how to map them into
       the guest), though certain information must be added on the command
       line, such as the name of the guest. Missing information will be
       queried interactively.

       The XML descriptor defines most attributes of the guest, making it
       possible to bundle and distribute it together with the files backing
       the guest’s disks.


       Any of the options can be omitted, in which case virt-image will either
       use defaults from the XML descriptor or interactively prompt for input
       as required. When defaults are taken from the XML descriptor, they are
       indicated below as a path.

       -h, --help
           Show the help message and exit

       -n NAME, --name=NAME
           Name of the guest instance

       -r MEMORY, --ram=MEMORY
           Memory to allocate for guest instance in megabytes. Defaults to
           "/image/devices/memory" in the XML descriptor.

       -u UUID, --uuid=UUID
           UUID for the guest; if none is given a random UUID will be
           generated. If you specify UUID, you should use a 32-digit
           hexadecimal number.

           Number of vcpus to configure for your guest. Defaults to
           "/image/devices/vcpu" in the XML descriptor.

           Check that vcpus do not exceed physical CPUs and warn if they do.

       -m MAC, --mac=MAC
           Fixed MAC address for the guest. See virt-install(1) for details

       -b BRIDGE, --bridge=BRIDGE
           Bridge device to connect the guest NIC to. See virt-install(1) for

       -w NETWORK, --network=NETWORK
           Connect the guest to the host network. See virt-install(1) for

           Setup a virtual console in the guest and export it as a VNC server
           in the host. See virt-install(1) for details

           Request a permanent, statically assigned port number for the guest
           VNC console. See virt-install(1) for details

           Setup a virtual console in the guest and display an SDL window in
           the host to render the output. See virt-install(1) for details

           Disable all interactive prompts for the guest virtual console. See
           virt-install(1) for details

       -k KEYMAP, --keymap=KEYMAP
           Request that the virtual console be configured to run with a non-
           English keyboard layout.

       --connect=CONNECT     Connect to hypervisor with URI
           Connect to a non-default hypervisor. See virt-install(1) for

           Disables APIC for fully virtualized guest (overrides value in XML

           Disables ACPI for fully virtualized guest (overrides value in XML

       -d, --debug
           Print debugging information

       -p, --print
           Print the libvirt XML, but do not start the guest.

           The zero-based index of the boot record to use. The XML descriptor
           can contain multiple "/image/domain/boot" elements for use on
           different hypervisors. By default, the one that is most appropriate
           for the current hypervisor is selected.


       Create and start a guest called "example" with a VNC console from

         # virt-image --name example --vnc -i image.xml

       Print the libvirt XML for a guest called "example" without graphics,
       but do not create or start a virtual machine:

         # virt-image --print --name example --nographics --image image.xml


       Written by David Lutterkort. See the AUTHORS file in the source
       distribution for the complete list of credits.


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       Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Red Hat, Inc, and various contributors.  This
       is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
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       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


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