In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization technologies on the @et-mgmnt-tools-list, @fedora-xen-list, and @libvirt-list lists.
Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley
Enterprise Management Tools List
This section contains the discussion happening on the et-mgmt-tools list
Fedora Virtualization List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.
Adding a VM to Virtual Machine Manager
Dennis J. asked
"How do I add a custom-built vm to
This is a two step process with a few ways to accomplish them.
- Create an XML representation of the guest, or domain, configuration.
- Import this definition into
virsh define guest.xml
tool was suggested and worked for Dennis.
There is also a perl script that can be used to create an XML definition from the set of
qemu-kvm command line arguments used to create the guest. There is a public API in
libvirt for converting back and forth between the native hypervisor configurations and XML representations.
virt-install added an
--import option which allows creating a guest from an existing disk image, bypassing any OS install phase.
libosinfo: Library for Virt OS/distro Metadata
posted a request for comments on "the initial work for a new library,
libosinfo (better name
recommendations appreciated). This library will provide OS meta data for use
in virt applications, replacing the dictionary we currently keep in
." The work was based on
a post by Daniel Berrange.
Fedora Xen List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.
This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.
VNC Authorization per Guest
Daniel Berrange said "there is no way to specify authorization data on a per-VM basis. So if you authenticate successfully you have access."