In this section, we cover discussion on the @et-mgmnt-tools-list, @fedora-xen-list, @libvirt-list and @ovirt-devel-list of Fedora virtualization technologies.
Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley
Enterprise Management Tools List
This section contains the discussion happening on the et-mgmt-tools list
New Release virt-manager 0.7.0
Virtual Machine Manager provides a graphical tool for administering virtual
QEmu. Start, stop, add or remove virtual devices,
connect to a graphical or serial console, and see resource usage statistics
for existing VMs on local or remote machines. Uses
as the backend
- Redesigned 'New Virtual Machine' wizard (Jeremy Perry, Tim Allen, Cole Robinson)
- Option to remove storage when deleting a virtual machine.
- File browser for libvirt storage pools and volumes, for use when attaching storage to a new or existing guest.
- Physical device assignment (PCI, USB) for existing virtual machines.
- Bug fixes and minor improvements.
New Release virtinst 0.4.3
virtinst is a module that helps build and install
libvirt based virtual
machines. It currently supports
Xen virtual machines. Package
includes several command line utilities, including
and install new VMs) and
virt-clone (clone an existing virtual machine).
This is largely a bug fix release.
Fedora Virtualization List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.
Fedora Xen List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.
dom0 Kernel: Better, Still Not Ready
Michael explained, "The current plan is to wait until basic
dom0 support makes it into the vanilla
kernel, which should happen for 2.6.30, and then decide if
dom0 can be enabled and if the patches for full
dom0 support can safely be added without affecting ordinary operation."
"At the moment there are still things that are broken such as
X support in some cases, and there are also Fedora patches that have been omitted because they were tricky to merge, so it is too early to start adding
dom0 support to official Fedora kernels."
Missing Hypervisor Capabilities Restored
This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.