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NAME

       libvirtd - libvirtd management daemon

SYNOPSIS

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

       libvirtd --version

DESCRIPTION

       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 guests.

       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.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
           Display command line help usage then exit.

       -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) elapse with no client
           connections or registered resources.  Be aware that resources such
           as autostart networks will result in never reaching the timeout,
           even when there are no client connections.

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

           --version
           Display version information then exit.

SIGNALS

       On receipt of SIGHUP libvirtd will reload its configuration.

FILES

   When run as root.
       SYSCONFDIR/libvirtd.conf
           The default configuration file used by libvirtd, unless overridden
           on the command line using the -f|--config option.

       LOCALSTATEDIR/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock
       LOCALSTATEDIR/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock-ro
           The sockets libvirtd will use.

       SYSCONFDIR/pki/CA/cacert.pem
           The TLS Certificate Authority certificate libvirtd will use.

       SYSCONFDIR/pki/libvirt/servercert.pem
           The TLS Server certificate libvirtd will use.

       SYSCONFDIR/pki/libvirt/private/serverkey.pem
           The TLS Server private key libvirtd will use.

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

   When run as non-root.
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/libvirtd.conf
           The default configuration file used by libvirtd, unless overridden
           on the command line using the -f|--config option.

       $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/libvirt/libvirt-sock
           The socket libvirtd will use.

       $HOME/.pki/libvirt/cacert.pem
           The TLS Certificate Authority certificate libvirtd will use.

       $HOME/.pki/libvirt/servercert.pem
           The TLS Server certificate libvirtd will use.

       $HOME/.pki/libvirt/serverkey.pem
           The TLS Server private key libvirtd will use.

       $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/libvirt/libvirtd.pid
           The PID file to use, unless overridden by the -p|--pid-file option.

       If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set in your environment, libvirtd will use
       $HOME/.config
       If $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set in your environment, libvirtd will use
       $HOME/.cache

EXAMPLES

       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 LOCALSTATEDIR/run/libvirtd.pid
        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6 Jul  9 02:40 LOCALSTATEDIR/run/libvirtd.pid
        #

BUGS

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

       a) the mailing list
           <http://libvirt.org/contact.html>

       or,

       b) the bug tracker
           <http://libvirt.org/bugs.html>

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

AUTHORS

       Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with libvirt.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Red Hat, Inc., and the authors listed in the
       libvirt AUTHORS file.

LICENSE

       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 FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE

SEE ALSO

       virsh(1), virt-install(1), virt-xml-validate(1), virt-top(1),
       virt-df(1), <http://www.libvirt.org/>