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== Virtualization ==
 
== Virtualization ==
 
In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization technologies on the
 
In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization technologies on the
@fedora-virt, @fedora-xen-list, @libguestfs, @libvirt-list,
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@fedora-virt list.
@virt-tools-list, and @ovirt-devel-list lists.
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Contributing Writer: [[User:Dale | Dale Bewley]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Dale | Dale Bewley]]
 
=== Events ===
 
On December 9th 9am EST to 6pm EST, Red Hat will be holding an online "event focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions, including virtualization and cloud computing."
 
Titled "Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009"<ref>http://www-2.virtualevents365.com/rhexp/about.php</ref>
 
Attendees can participate in keynote sessions and "chats with business leaders, executives, key developers, customers, and strategic partners", and
 
"learn what's on the horizon from Red Hat and industry partners—innovations in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, tools, security, and deployment in the cloud."
 
 
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=== Fedora Virtualization List ===
 
=== Fedora Virtualization List ===
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[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-virt fedora-virt list].
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-virt fedora-virt list].
  
==== New Release virt-manager 0.8.1  ====
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==== Virt Status Report ====
[[ColeRobinson|Cole Robinson]]
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[[JustinForbes|Justin Forbes]]
announced<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-December/msg00003.html</ref> new releases of {{package|virt-manager}} 0.8.1 and {{package|python-virtinst|virtinst}} 0.500.1.
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posted<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-December/msg00056.html</ref> a Fedora virtualization status report.  
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Justin pointed out F13 bugs<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Virtualization_bugs</ref> now include Important and Pony classifications in addition to Blocker and Target.
  
Virtual Machine Manager<ref>http://www.virt-manager.org/</ref> provides a graphical tool for administering virtual machines, using {{package|libvirt}} as the backend management API.
 
 
<code>Virtinst</code> is a python module that helps build and install <code>libvirt</code> based virtual
 
machines. Currently supports KVM, QEmu and Xen virtual machines. Package
 
includes several command line utilities, including {{command|virt-install}} (build
 
and install new VMs) and {{command|virt-clone}} (clone an existing virtual machine).
 
 
'''New virt-manager Features:'''
 
* VM Migration wizard, exposing various migration options
 
* Enumerate CDROM and bridge devices on remote connections
 
* Can once again list multiple graphs in the manager window (Jon Nordby)
 
* Support disabling dhcp (Michal Novotny), and specifying 'routed' type for new virtual networks
 
* Support storage pool source enumeration for LVM, NFS, and SCSI
 
* Allow changing VM ACPI, APIC, clock offset, individual vcpu pinning, and video model (vga, cirrus, etc.)
 
* Many improvements and bugfixes
 
 
'''New virtinst Features:'''
 
* virt-install now attempts --os-variant detection by default. This can be disabled with '--os-variant none' (distro detection currently only works for URL installs)
 
* New --disk option 'format', for creating image disks formats such as qcow2 or vmdk
 
* Many improvements and bugfixes
 
 
"Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release through testing,
 
bug reporting, submitting patches, and otherwise sending in feedback!"
 
 
Also see coverage of the release on linux-kvm.com<ref>http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/virt-manager-081-released</ref>.
 
Version 0.8.0 of <code>virt-manager</code> was announced<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue187#New_Release_virt-manager_0.8.0</ref> on July 28th, 2009.
 
 
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=== Fedora Xen List ===
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==== RHEL and Fedora Virtualization Feature Parity ====
This section contains the discussion happening on the
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Robert Day wondered how the virtualization features<ref>http://www.redhat.com/virtualization/rhev/</ref> of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-xen fedora-xen list].
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compared to Fedora 12.
  
====  ====
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[[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]]
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explained<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-December/msg00040.html</ref>
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"The KVM based virtualization in RHEL-5.4 is not nearly so far behind
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Fedora as you might think. The {{package|libvirt}} mgmt stack in RHEL-5.4 was
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rebased to be near parity with [[Releases/11|Fedora 11]], and KVM in RHEL-5.4 is
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also pretty close to that using what's best described as a hybrid of
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kvm-83 and kvm-84."
  
=== Virtualization Tools List ===
 
This section contains the discussion happening on the
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/virt-tools-list virt-tools-list list].
 
 
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=== Libguestfs List ===
 
This section contains the discussion happening on the
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/libguestfs libguestfs list].
 
  
 
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=== Libvirt List ===
 
This section contains the discussion happening on the
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/libvir-list libvir-list].
 
 
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=== oVirt Devel List ===
 
This section contains the discussion happening on the
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/ovirt-devel ovirt-devel list].
 
  
 
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[edit] Virtualization

In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization technologies on the @fedora-virt list.

Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley

[edit] Fedora Virtualization List

This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.

[edit] Virt Status Report

Justin Forbes posted[1] a Fedora virtualization status report. Justin pointed out F13 bugs[2] now include Important and Pony classifications in addition to Blocker and Target.

  1. http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-December/msg00056.html
  2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Virtualization_bugs

[edit] RHEL and Fedora Virtualization Feature Parity

Robert Day wondered how the virtualization features[1] of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 compared to Fedora 12.

Daniel Berrange explained[2] "The KVM based virtualization in RHEL-5.4 is not nearly so far behind Fedora as you might think. The Package-x-generic-16.pnglibvirt mgmt stack in RHEL-5.4 was rebased to be near parity with Fedora 11, and KVM in RHEL-5.4 is also pretty close to that using what's best described as a hybrid of kvm-83 and kvm-84."

  1. http://www.redhat.com/virtualization/rhev/
  2. http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-December/msg00040.html


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