This chapter contains documentation on how to create and manage Virtual Machines and their associated objects.


Through these guides Virtual Machine or VM is used as a generic abstraction that may represents real VMs, micro-VMs or system containers.

How Should I Read This Chapter

Before reading this chapter, you should have already installed your Frontend, the KVM Hosts, LXD Hosts, Firecracker Hosts or vCenter node and have an OpenNebula cloud up and running with at least one virtualization node.

This Chapter is structured as follows:

For vCenter based infrastructures read first the VMware vCenter Virtual Machine Section.

Hypervisor Compatibility

These guides are compatible with all hypervisors, except for the VMware vCenter Section.