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       libvirtd - libvirtd management daemon


       libvirtd [ -dlv ] [ -f config_file ] [ -p pid_file ] [ -t timeout_seconds ]

       libvirtd --version


       The libvirtd program is the server side daemon component of the libvirt virtualization
       management system.

       This daemon runs on host servers and performs required management tasks for virtualized
       guests.  This includes activities such as starting, stopping and migrating guests between
       host servers, configuring and manipulating networking, and managing storage for use by

       The libvirt client libraries and utilities connect to this daemon to issue tasks and
       collect information about the configuration and resources of the host system and guests.

       By default, the libvirtd daemon listens for requests on a local Unix domain socket.  Using
       the -l|--listen command line option, the libvirtd daemon can be instructed to additionally
       listen on a TCP/IP socket.  The TCP/IP socket to use is defined in the libvirtd
       configuration file.

       Restarting libvirtd does not impact running guests.  Guests continue to operate and will
       be picked up automatically if their XML configuration has been defined.  Any guests whose
       XML configuration has not been defined will be lost from the configuration.


       -d, --daemon
           Run as a daemon & write PID file.

       -f, --config FILE
           Use this configuration file, overriding the default value.

       -l, --listen
           Listen for TCP/IP connections.

       -p, --pid-file FILE
           Use this name for the PID file, overriding the default value.

       -t, --timeout SECONDS
           Exit after timeout period (in seconds) expires.

       -v, --verbose
           Enable output of verbose messages.

           Display version information then exit.


       On receipt of SIGHUP libvirtd will reload its configuration.


           The default configuration file used by libvirtd, unless overridden on the command line
           using the -f|--config option.

           The sockets libvirtd will use when run as root.

           The socket libvirtd will use when run as a non-root user.

           The TLS Certificate Authority certificate libvirtd will use.

           The TLS Server certificate libvirtd will use.

           The TLS Server private key libvirtd will use.

           The PID file to use, unless overridden by the -p|--pid-file option.


       To retrieve the version of libvirtd:

        # libvirtd --version
        libvirtd (libvirt) 0.8.2

       To start libvirtd, instructing it to daemonize and create a PID file:

        # libvirtd -d
        # ls -la
        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6 Jul  9 02:40


       Please report all bugs you discover.  This should be done via either:

       a) the mailing list


       b) the bug tracker

       Alternatively, you may report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.


       Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with libvirt.


       Copyright (C) 2006-2010 Red Hat, Inc., and the authors listed in the libvirt AUTHORS file.


       libvirtd is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPL v2.1+.  This is free software; see
       the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or


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