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
Fedora Virtualization List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.
Fedora Virtualization Status Report
Mark McLoughlin's status report this week reminds us that the final development freeze for Fedora 11 is coming up on April 14, 2009, and "there's a huge pile of bug-fixing and polish work to do".
Read on for more coverage of virtualization developments in the past week.
Using kvm-autotest to test Fedora KVM
KVM developers are working hard on a suite of regression tests for
KVM. It would be hugely helpful if people could run
on their own machines to try and catch as many
KVM issues as possible."
Mark also provided
Fedora Xen List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.
Experimental Dom0 Kernel Update
Michael Young announced his repository "is up to kernel 2.6.29-1.2.18.fc11. This one is based on push2/xen/dom0/master rather than xen/dom0/hackery which should be closer to what is proposed for the 2.6.30 merge. It also has CONFIG_HIGHPTE=n (for x86), but my attempts to add squashfs 3 in addition to squashfs 4 didn't work as it seems you can't build both."
This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.
New Release libvirt 0.6.2
"This is mostly a bug fix release, though it also includes a few new features and some improvements:"
- support SASL auth for VNC server (Daniel Berrange)
- memory ballooning in QEMU (Daniel Berrange)
- SCSI HBA storage pool support (Dave Allan)
- PCI passthrough in Xen driver (Daniel Berrange)
- get CPU usage info for LXC (Ryota Ozaki)
- fix domain RNG to add ac97 and tests (Pritesh Kothari)
- OpenVZ support for non-template filesystem root (Florian Vichot)
- improve arch capabilities generation (Daniel Berrange)
- modularization of spec file (Ryota Ozaki)
- better error reports in SEXPR generation (Daniel Berrange)
- support for vifname parameter in VIF config (Daniel Berrange)
- localtime handling for new xen (Daniel Berrange)
- error reporting/ verification of security labels (Dan Walsh)
- add --console arg for create and start virsh commands (Daniel Berrange)
- refresh volume alloc/capacity when dumping XML (Cole Robinson)
This release comes one month after the release of 0.6.1.
"Plannned so far for 0.6.3 are:
- API for physical host interface
- the VirtualBox driver if in shape and in time
but that's not an exhaustive list and there is a couple of drivers submitted I need to look at (OpenNebula for example)."
First Release netcf 0.0.1
Less that 3 months since compsing the RFC(FWN#159)
announced, the release of
 0.0.1. This is
release of a library for managing network configuration in a platform
agnostic manner. If I were into code names, this would be the 'what have
you been waiting for' release."
Netcf does its work by directly modifying the 'native' configuration files
of the host it is running on; this avoids a whole class of problems caused
by similar approaches that do network configuration behind the back of the
native mechanisms. The API allows listing of configured interfaces,
defining the configuration of an interface, retrieving the same (regardless
of whether the interface was initially configured with netcf or not), and
bringing interfaces up and down. This functionality is needed both by
, so it seemed only logical to move their common
needs into a separate library."
Read the announcement for more information such as the new mailing list for
netcf development discussion and where to find the test builds for