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== Virtualization ==
 
== Virtualization ==
In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization technologies on the @et-mgmnt-tools-list, @fedora-xen-list, and @libvirt-list lists.
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In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization technologies on the
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@fedora-virt list.
  
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Dale | Dale Bewley]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Dale | Dale Bewley]]
 
=== Enterprise Management Tools List ===
 
This section contains the discussion happening on the
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/et-mgmt-tools et-mgmt-tools list]
 
 
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=== 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].
  
==== Adding a VM to Virtual Machine Manager ====
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==== Virt Status Report ====
Dennis J.  asked<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-June/msg00026.html</ref>
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[[JustinForbes|Justin Forbes]]
"How do I add a custom-built vm to {{package|virt-manager}}?"
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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.
  
This is a two step process with a few ways to accomplish them.
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# Create an XML representation<ref>http://www.libvirt.org/formatdomain.html</ref> of the guest, or domain, configuration.
 
# Import this definition into {{package|libvirt}}. i.e. <code>virsh define guest.xml</code>
 
  
The {{package|python-virtinst|virt-image}}<ref>http://people.redhat.com/dlutter/virt-image/virt-image-xml.html</ref>
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==== RHEL and Fedora Virtualization Feature Parity ====
tool was suggested and worked for Dennis.
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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
There is also a perl script<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue174#Virt-Manage_an_Existing_Guest</ref> that can be used to create an XML definition from the set of <code>qemu-kvm</code> command line arguments used to create the guest. There is a public API in <code>libvirt</code> for converting back and forth between the native hypervisor configurations and XML representations.<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue176#Converting_Between_Domain_XML_and_Native_Configurations</ref>
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compared to Fedora 12.
  
Finally, <code>virt-install</code> added an <code>--import</code> option which allows creating a guest from an existing disk image, bypassing any OS install phase.<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue166#New_Release_virtinst_0.4.2</ref>
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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."
  
 
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=== Fedora Xen List ===
 
This section contains the discussion happening on the
 
[http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-xen fedora-xen 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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Latest revision as of 18:09, 18 December 2009



Virtualization

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

Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley

Fedora Virtualization List

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

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.

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."