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Dale Bewley

DaleBewley FirstnameLastname-head.png I'm vegan and I mountain bike a lot.

Contact

Activities within Fedora

Wiki Work

Virtualization Quick Start

Docs Virtualization Beat

FWN Virtualization Beat

175, 174, 173, 172 171, 170, 169, 168, 167, 166, 165, 164, 163 162, 161, 160, 159, 158, 157, 156, 155, 154, 153, 152, 151, 150, 149, 148, 147, 146, 145, 144, 143, 142, 141, 140, 139, 138, 137

Notes To Self

Release Notes Howto

Virtualization Release Notes F11

For the moment, I have copied the F10_Virtualization_Release_Notes for use in construction the F11 notes.

Preliminary Schedule:

  • Prepare Alpha Release Notes (1 page) Mon 2009-02-02 Tue 2009-02-03
  • Post Final Alpha Release Notes Tue 2009-02-03 Tue 2009-02-03
  • Prepare Beta Release Notes (1 page) Mon 2009-03-23 Mon 2009-03-23
  • Post Beta Release Notes One-Page Mon 2009-03-23 Mon 2009-03-23

Todo

  1. https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-February/msg00009.html

Bugs

Features

Pushed to F12

Packages

Versions also see Virtualization_bugs (User:Dale/koji2wiki.sh)

Virtualization Package Versions
Package f10 Release f10 Updates (20090516) f11 Release f11 Updates (20090516) Rawhide (20090516) Rel Notes
Package-x-generic-16.pngkvm 74-5.fc10 74-10.fc10 n/a n/a n/a http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/ChangeLog
Package-x-generic-16.pnglibvirt 0.4.6-3.fc10 0.5.1-2.fc10 0.6.2-8.fc11 0.6.2-8.fc11 0.6.2-8.fc11 http://www.libvirt.org/news.html
Package-x-generic-16.pnglibguestfs n/a n/a n/a 1.0.21-3.fc11 n/a http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/
Package-x-generic-16.pngpython-virtinst 0.400.0-4.fc10 0.400.0-5.fc10 0.400.3-8.fc11 0.400.3-8.fc11 0.400.3-8.fc11 http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/ download.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-df 2.1.4-2.fc10 2.1.5-1.fc10 2.1.5-1.fc11 2.1.5-1.fc11 2.1.5-1.fc11 http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-df/
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-manager 0.6.0-3.fc10 0.6.0-5.fc10 0.7.0-4.fc11 0.7.0-4.fc11 0.7.0-4.fc11 http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/download.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-mem 0.2.9-6.fc10 0.2.9-6.fc10 0.3.1-6.fc11 0.3.1-6.fc11 0.3.1-6.fc11 http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-mem/faq.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-top 1.0.3-2.fc10 1.0.3-2.fc10 1.0.3-4.fc11 1.0.3-4.fc11 1.0.3-4.fc11 http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-top/ChangeLog.txt
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-viewer 0.0.3-3.fc10 0.0.3-3.fc10 0.0.3-4.fc11 0.0.3-4.fc11 0.0.3-4.fc11
Package-x-generic-16.pngqemu 0.9.1-10.fc10 0.9.1-12.fc10 0.10-16.fc11 0.10-16.fc11 0.10-16.fc11 http://www.nongnu.org/qemu/changelog.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngxen 3.3.0-1.fc10 3.3.0-1.fc10 3.3.1-11.fc11 3.3.1-11.fc11 3.3.1-11.fc11 http://www.xen.org/download/
Package-x-generic-16.pngxenner 0.46-3.fc10 0.46-3.fc10 0.46-6.fc11 0.46-6.fc11 0.46-6.fc11 http://cvs.bytesex.org/xenner.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngxenwatch 0.5.3-1.fc10 0.5.4-1.fc10 0.5.4-2.fc11 0.5.4-2.fc11 0.5.4-2.fc11 http://cvs.bytesex.org/xenwatch.html

Virtualization Release Notes F10

Notes on Virtualization features for F10 used to create the F10 releases notes.

  • Need to be done by Wed 2008-10-08 Schedule

Features

Packages

Versions also see Virtualization_bugs

Virtualization Package Versions
Package F9 Release F9 Updates (20081110) F10 Release Upstream (20081110) Rel Notes
Package-x-generic-16.pngkvm 65-1 65-10 74-5 78 http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/ChangeLog
Package-x-generic-16.pnglibvirt 0.4.2-1 0.4.6-2 0.4.6-3 0.4.6 http://www.libvirt.org/news.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngpython-virtinst 0.300.3-5 0.300.3-7 0.400.0-4 0.400.0 http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/download.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-df n/a 2.1.1-8 2.1.4-2 2.1.4 http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-df/
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-manager 0.5.4-3 0.5.4-4 0.6.0-3 0.6.0 http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/download.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-mem n/a n/a 0.2.9-6 0.3.1 http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-mem/faq.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-top 0.4.1.1-1 1.0.1-4 1.0.3-2 1.0.3 http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-top/ChangeLog.txt
Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-viewer 0.0.3-1 n/a 0.0.3-3 0.0.3 http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/download.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngxen 3.2.0-10 3.2.0-15 3.3.0-1 3.3.0 http://www.xen.org/download/
Package-x-generic-16.pngxenner 0.29-2 0.41-1 0.46-3 0.46 http://cvs.bytesex.org/xenner.html
Package-x-generic-16.pngxenwatch n/a 0.5.3-1 0.5.3-1 0.5.3 http://cvs.bytesex.org/xenwatch.html

Post Release Quirks

F11

F10

Installing F10 DomU on F8 Dom0

On a F8 dom0. Installing F9 domU pulls kernel from releases/9/Fedora/x86_64/os/images/xen/vmlinuz this does not exist on F10 and thus creation fails. The version of Package-x-generic-16.pngpython-virtinst on F8 does not know the kernel path changed. Try this test version and give it some positive karma if it works for you.

Windows KVM Guest and Paravirt NIC Drivers

As seen in FWN#152. The Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-manager GUI doesn't have the knobs in the UI yet to enable virtio drivers. THe Package-x-generic-16.pnglibvirt framework underneath does support it, so it can be done by hand. Here's how.

  • Download the drivers to guest and extract on desktop.
  • Shutdown the guest virsh shutdown winxp
  • Dump the libvirt XML virsh dumpxml winxp > winxp-before.xml, and change the network settings. To the <interface> block add <model type='virtio'/> like this:
[root@seitan virt]# diff -u winxp-before.xml winxp-after.xml 
--- winxp-before.xml	2008-12-01 17:37:39.000000000 -0800
+++ winxp-after.xml	2008-12-01 17:39:21.000000000 -0800
@@ -26,6 +26,7 @@
       <readonly/>
     </disk>
     <interface type='network'>
+      <model type='virtio'/>
       <mac address='54:52:00:03:09:01'/>
       <source network='default'/>
       <target dev='vnet0'/>
  • Redefine the domain with the altered config: virsh define winxp-after.xml
  • Start the guest virsh start winxp, and install the drivers within Windows when the new hardware detection wizard pops up.

See also: http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/tip-how-setup-windows-guest-paravirtual-network-drivers