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         VDSM: Virtual Desktop Server Manager

The VDSM service exposes an XML-RPC API for managing virtualization
hosts running the KVM hypervisor technology. VDSM manages and monitors
the host's storage, memory and networks as well as virtual machine
creation, other host administration tasks, statistics gathering, and
log collection.

VDSM service originated as a service to be used by a RHEV Manager to
control RHEV Hypervisors and Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts. It is
now independent of RHEV, usable by any management application and
is intended to be portable to any Linux host providing the KVM
virtualization technology.


The VDSM service can be used by following the standard autotools
installation process, documented in the INSTALL file. As a quick
start you can do

   ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \
        --localstatedir=/var --libdir=/usr/lib
   sudo make install

The 'vdsm.spec' file demonstrates how to distribute VDSM as an RPM

Getting Help

There are two mailing lists for discussions:

  - For technical discussions about the project and its code base.

  - For questions by users, who do not want to be swamped by

The developers also hang out on IRC at #vdsm hosted on

The latest upstream code can be obtained from GIT:


VDSM is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
version 2 or later. Please see the COPYING file for complete GPLv2+
license terms.

In addition, as a special exception, Red Hat, Inc. and its affiliates
give you permission to distribute this program, or a work based on it,
linked or combined with the OpenSSL project's OpenSSL library (or a
modified version of that library) to the extent that the library, or
modified version, is covered by the terms of the OpenSSL or SSLeay
licenses.  Corresponding source code for the object code form of such
a combination shall include source code for the parts of OpenSSL
contained in the combination.

If you modify this program, you may extend this exception to your
version, but you are not obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do
so, delete this exception statement from your version.

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