Learn how to install Virtual Machine Manager on your Arch device following a few simple steps.

  1. Install qemu, virt-manager, ebtables and dnsmasq.
    sudo pacman -S qemu virt-manager ebtables dnsmasq
  2. Edit /etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf.
    # Uncomment these lines
    unix_sock_group = "libvirt"
    unix_sock_rw_perms = "0770"
  3. Add user to “libvirt” group.
    sudo usermod -aG libvirt <username>
  4. Start and enable services virtqemud, virtstoraged and virtnetworkd.
    sudo systemctl enable --now virtqemud
    sudo systemctl enable --now virtstoraged
    sudo systemctl enable --now virtnetworkd
  5. You may need to reboot.

You may need to install edk2-ovmf in order to be able to boot your VMs in UEFI mode.

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