- 1 libvirt Wiki
- 2 General project documentation
- 3 Books
- 4 Guest Management
- 5 Networking
- 6 Security
- 7 Storage
- 8 Other
- 9 Getting started with libvirt development
- 10 Google Summer of Code
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General project documentation
- Libvirt FAQ
- Introductory guides to a variety of libvirt topics
- General hints and tips
- Troubleshooting Guide
- Libvirt Docs Team To Do list
- Switching over from running standalone QEMU to libvirt managed QEMU
- Chirammal, Mukhedkar, et al., "Mastering KVM Virtualization", 2016, PACKT Publishing, 
- Guest (VM) Lifecycle : Read This First - Introduces the concepts used with guests / virtual machines. Includes things like persistent vs transient domains, creating, starting, stopping domains, saving, restoring, snapshots, and secure wiping of disk images.
Host SCSI device
- Virtual Networking : Read This First - Introduces the concepts and ideas used in libvirts' networking for guests
Detailed networking pieces
- Libvirtd_and_dnsmasq - Additional configuration settings needed for running a global dnsmasq in addition to a libvirt controlled one
- Networking hints and tips
- OVS_and_PVLANS - Setup OpenvSwitch Flows to emulate PVLANs
Transport Layer Security (TLS)
- In depth guide to configuring TLS in libvirt (with many pictures)
- How to set up your VNC client software to use TLS
Disk and Memory Snapshots
Examples of live block operations
- Live-disk-backup-with-active-blockcommit Live disk backup with active blockcommit
- Live-merge-an-entire-disk-image-chain-including-current-active-disk Live merge an entire disk image chain including current active disk
The images in this wiki, along with their Inkscape SVG source, are on this page in one place in case you'd like to use or modify them for your own project:
In case you want to turn on debuging in libvirt follow:
For other (partially automated) debugging techniques, check
Getting started with libvirt development
Here is the list of small tasks that should enable you to start digging into libvirt source code base
Google Summer of Code
There is a separate page dedicated to Google Summer of Code 2019.
Also, the list for future ideas for projects can be found here Google Summer of Code Ideas.
There is also a separate page for FAQ.