The virtctl client is a command-line utility for managing OpenShift Virtualization resources.

Install the client to your system by enabling the OpenShift Virtualization repository and installing the kubevirt-virtctl package.

Enabling OpenShift Virtualization repositories

Red Hat offers OpenShift Virtualization repositories for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 repository: cnv-2.4-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 repository: rhel-7-server-cnv-2.4-rpms

The process for enabling the repository in subscription-manager is the same in both platforms.

  • Enable the appropriate OpenShift Virtualization repository for your system by running the following command:

    # subscription-manager repos --enable <repository>

Installing the virtctl client

Install the virtctl client from the kubevirt-virtctl package.

  • Install the kubevirt-virtctl package:

    # yum install kubevirt-virtctl

See also: Using the CLI tools for OpenShift Virtualization.