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Isard VDI Project. Open Source KVM Virtual Desktops based on KVM Linux and dockers
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Open Source KVM Virtual Desktops based on KVM Linux and dockers.

  • Engine that monitors hypervisors and domains (desktops)
  • Websocket user interface with real time events.

Quick Start

Pull images and bring it up:

docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d

Connect to https://<ip|domain> and follow wizard.

NOTE: All data will be created in your host /opt/isard folder


There will be two minimal oldstyle desktops ready for tests that you can start and connect to.

If you want to create your own desktop:

  1. Go to Media menu and download an ISO
  2. After the download is finished it will show a desktop icon where you can create the desktop.

You will find the created desktop in Desktops menu. Implemented encrypted viewers:

  • Spice client
  • Spice websockets
  • VNC client
  • VNC websockets


Create a template from a desktop:

  1. Open desktop details and click on Template it button.
  2. Fill in the form and click on create.

It will create a template from that desktop as it was now. You can create as many desktops identical to that template.


In Updates menu you will have access to different resources you can download from our IsardVDI updates server.

Main admin screen


More info:

Go to IsardVDI Project website


  • Josep Maria Viñolas Auquer
  • Alberto Larraz Dalmases


  • Daniel Criado Casas
  • Néfix Estrada


Please send us an email to if you have any questions or fill in an issue.

Social Networks

Twitter: @isard_vdi

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