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Remote Virtual Desktops Manager

Ravada is an open-source project that provides a web-based user interface for managing and accessing virtual machines (VMs) based on the QEMU/KVM virtualization technology. Ravada aims to simplify the management of virtual machines by offering a user-friendly interface accessible through a web browser.Ravada is meant for sysadmins who have some background in GNU/Linux, and want to deploy a VDI project.

Users can use Ravada to create, configure, and manage virtual machines without the need for a dedicated desktop client. It provides features such as remote console access, snapshot management, and the ability to manage multiple VMs from a central interface. Ravada's back-end has been designed and implemented in order to allow future hypervisors to be added to the framework.

The client only requirements are: a web-browser and a remote viewer supporting the spice protocol.

In the current release we use the KVM Hypervisors: KVM as the backend for the Virtual Machines.


  • KVM backend for Windows and Linux Virtual machines
  • LDAP and SQL authentication
  • Kiosk mode
  • Remote Access with Spice for Windows and Linux
  • Light and fast virtual machine clones for each user
  • Instant clone creation
  • USB redirection
  • Easy and customizable end users interface
  • Administration from a web browser



Install Ravada in Ubuntu Install Ravada in Debian Install Ravada on Fedora Install Ravada on Rocky Linux 9 or RHEL9 Install Ravada - Ubuntu Xenial


See production for production fine-tuning guidelines.


See operation.


See update.