I followed this guide to create a KVM guest but I didn't pay attention to this line

Note: if you want to use Virsh to manage your virtual machines as detailed below, you must add this parameter:1

So the VM is running fine but I'd like to add it to the list of VMs managed with virsh, how can I do this?


Create another VM (adding --libvirt qemu:///system this time), but don't boot it -- virsh edit it and replace the path to your virtual disk with your existing VM's disk path.

sudo virsh define XXX.xml

That command can add a vm into virsh persistently.

The command "sudo virsh help" show help info.

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    The XML needs to exist for this command to work which is not the case for the OP. – talonx Aug 22 '15 at 18:16

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