virt-host-validate man page

virt-host-validate ā€” validate host virtualization setup


virt-host-validate [Options...] [HV-TYPE]


This tool validates that the host is configured in a suitable way to run libvirt hypervisor drivers. If invoked without any arguments it will check support for all hypervisor drivers it is aware of. Optionally it can be given a particular hypervisor type ('qemu', 'lxc' or 'bhyve') to restrict the checks to those relevant for that virtualization technology


"-v", "--version"

Display the command version

"-h", "--help"

Display the command line help

"-q", "--quiet"

Don't display details of individual checks being performed. Only display output if a check does not pass.

Exit Status

Upon successful validation, an exit status of 0 will be set. Upon failure a non-zero status will be set.


Daniel P. Berrange


Report any bugs discovered to the libvirt community via the mailing list <> or bug tracker <>. Alternatively report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.


virt-host-validate is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v2+. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

See Also

virsh(1), virt-pki-validate(1), virt-xml-validate(1)

Referenced By


2017-10-30 libvirt-3.9.0 Virtualization Support