Virsh Command Reference


The new Virsh Command Reference, for documenting the commands in virsh, has recently been started. Only covering the Virtual Networking commands initially, it will expand to cover all virsh commands over time.

If you would like to assist, content contributions are gladly accepted. Please email Justin Clift directly, or get in contact through any of the official libvirt mailing lists.


Viewing Online

The latest version can be viewed directly online:



The latest version of the Virsh Command Reference can be downloaded:

DocBook source GIT repository

The DocBook source is maintained in a git repository available on

git clone git://

It can also be browsed online: