I have installed KVM without libvirt/virsh and virtualmanager.

Packages which installed are kvm qemu-kvm bridge-utils libguestfs-tools

How can I pause/suspend VM in this case?

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After long searching and experiments, the best option for me became qemu monitor. See https://nico.schottelius.org/blog/control-and-shutdown-qemu-kvm-vm-via-unix-socket/ for more details regarding flexible management guest by using qemu monitor.

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