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Gnome Boxes is a virtualization software included in Fedora 21.  
 
Gnome Boxes is a virtualization software included in Fedora 21.  
 
"A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems"
 
"A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems"
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Gnome boxes uses shared code with libvert to create a very simple and easy to use desktop performance based virtual machine management and use software.
  
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
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*Select favorites
 
*Select favorites
 
*Search for connections
 
*Search for connections
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== Technical ==
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Gnome Boxes creates hard drive image files in the user's home directory in:
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*/home/<user>/.local/share/gnome-boxes/images
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and keeps the XML file for each machine:
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*/home/<user>/.config/libvirt/storage/gnome-boxes.xml
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For compatibility, these files should be kept in the same directory structure on the new host system, or the XML file will need to be edited for the new paths.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
*[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes From the Gnome Boxes Project page]
 
*[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes From the Gnome Boxes Project page]
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*[https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/29704/how-do-i-move-a-virtual-machine-in-gnome-boxes-to-another-host Ask Fedora]
 
*rpm-qi gnome-boxes (2015, February)
 
*rpm-qi gnome-boxes (2015, February)

Latest revision as of 04:15, 11 February 2015

Gnome Boxes
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RPM package gnome-boxes
Added in Fedora 21
Website https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes

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Gnome Boxes is a virtualization software included in Fedora 21. "A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems" Gnome boxes uses shared code with libvert to create a very simple and easy to use desktop performance based virtual machine management and use software.

Summary

gnome-boxes lets you easily create, setup, access, and use:

  • remote machines
  • remote virtual machines
  • local virtual machines
  • When technology permits, set up access for applications on
  • local virtual machines

Features

From the Gnome Boxes Project page

  • View, access, and use:
    • remote machines
    • remote virtual machines
    • local virtual machines
    • When technology permits, set up access for applications on local virtual machines
  • View, access, and use virtual machines on removable media
  • View, access, and use shared connection / machines
  • Share connections?
  • Upload / publish virtual machines
  • Select favorites
  • Search for connections

Technical

Gnome Boxes creates hard drive image files in the user's home directory in:

  • /home/<user>/.local/share/gnome-boxes/images

and keeps the XML file for each machine:

  • /home/<user>/.config/libvirt/storage/gnome-boxes.xml

For compatibility, these files should be kept in the same directory structure on the new host system, or the XML file will need to be edited for the new paths.

Sources