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VM Snapshot UI with virt-manager


Add UI to virt-manager for easily managing VM snapshots.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 20
  • Last updated: 2013-06-11
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

qemu and libvirt have all the major pieces in place for performing safe VM snapshots/checkpoints, however there isn't any simple discoverable UI. This feature will track adding that UI to virt-manager, and any other virt stack bits that need to be fixed/improved. This includes adding functionality to libvirt to support deleting and rebasing to external snapshots.

Benefit to Fedora

  • Making snapshots easier to use means more QA folks and packagers will use them, makes their lives easier.
  • End users have been asking it for a while, gives them incentive to update or make the jump to Fedora.


  • Proposal owners:
  1. Verify that all the libvirt APIs are fully implemented, some pieces were missing at last check.
  2. Implement virt-manager UI
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

TBD when work is testable.

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)


Release Notes

KVM VM snapshots can now be easily managed using virt-manager.