29.1.6 Checking the libvirt Daemon Status

To check the status of the libvirt daemon, run the following command on the virtualization host:

# systemctl status libvirtd

The output should indicate that the libvirtd daemon is running, as shown in the following example:

# systemctl status libvirtd
 * libvirtd.service - Virtualization daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/libvirtd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since time_stamp; xh ago

If the daemon is not running, start it by running the following command:

# systemctl start libvirtd

After you verify that the libvirtd daemon is running, you can start provisioning guest systems.

To create guests at the command line, use the virt-install command. Run virt-install --help or man virt-install for more information.

To create guests by using a graphic user interface (GUI) tool, use the Virtual Machine Manager. For more information, see: https://virt-manager.org/