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Fedora Core 6 Xen Virtualization Guide
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Managing Virtual Machines from the command line with `xm`

In addition to the virsh command, virtual machines can also be managed on the command line with the Xen-specific xm utility. To power on a virtual machine and attach a serial console, use:

  • # /usr/sbin/xm create -c <name of virtual machine> 
    

To list the virtual machines currently running, use:

  •  # xm list
    

To power off a guest use:

  • # /usr/sbin/xm shutdown <virtual machine name>
    

To save a snapshot of the machine to a file of your choosing:

  • # /usr/sbin/xm save <virtual machine name> /<filename>
    

To restore a previously saved snapshot:

  • # /usr/sbin/xm restore /<filename>
    

To display top-like statistics for all running machines:

  • # /usr/sbin/xm top
    

For a complete list of commands available for use with xm run:

  • # /usr/sbin/xm help
    

Bugs in the xm tool should be reported in [WWW] BugZilla against the 'xen' component

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