Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to monitor and gather statistics in realtime (CPU, memory, HDD, network, ... - something like dstat) of guest systems with libvirt through console from host system (KVM based)? If yes, do those guests need to be created through libvirt?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

virt-manager has some of this built in, but if you want more detail, look at nagios-virt. Alternatively, you can monitor it by installing the same tools (nagios, ZenOSS, etc) on the guest that you'd use on a non-vm system.

share|improve this answer

I run munin on my virtual clients to gather this kind of information. Information is gathered every 5 minutes and available in graphical format via rrd. Data is available via http from my munin server.

share|improve this answer

You can use collectd with libvirt plugin

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.