virtctlprovides an easy, imperative method to start, stop and access VM instances.
virtctl uses your existing Kubernetes credentials added in Getting Started.
To get a list and see the status of your Virtual Machine Instances, run
kubectl get vmi.
Starting an instance
virtctl start my-vm
Restarting an instance
virtctl restart my-vm
Stopping an instance
virtctl stop my-vm
For normal operations, in-instance remote access tools such as SSH, Teradici, Parsec or RDP is recommended. During setup and troubleshooting out of band acces is provided via
The best way to access Linux VMs:
virtctl console my-vm
For accessing graphical interfaces such as GRUB and Windows:
virtctl vnc my-vm