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Thursday Sep 17, 2009 All day #fedora-test-day (webchat)

What to test?[edit]

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Virtualization improvements in Fedora 12. There is a large list of virtualization improvements coming in Fedora. To simplify things, testing will be divided up into a number of sections.

If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test and provide feedback.

General Virt[edit]



libguestfs, guestfish[edit]

Read more about this here: Features/libguestfs

Hardware Enablement[edit]

As Xen Guest (DomU)[edit]

What's needed to test[edit]

  • A fully updated Fedora 12 Rawhide machine. See instructions below.
  • Hardware virtualization support (e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V). If unavailable, you can still help with testing QEMU support.
  • At least one guest image installed before the test day (suggested reading - Virtualization_Quick_Start)
  • Up to 10-20Gb free disk space. Guest images take up a lot of space.
  • See the individual test area pages for specific requirements.

Prepare your system[edit]

Testing requires the latest virtualization software included in Fedora Rawhide. Update your system to the latest rawhide using one of the following techniques.

Note: if you are using the Live CD image, you will need to mount storage for guests either from the local disk or from NFS. If the latter, you will need to run setsebool virt_use_nfs=on in order for it to work with SELinux.

Misc. issues that were identified[edit]

Tester Description Bug references Status
adamw virt-manager should warn if guest images will are not readable by qemu #517379 ASSIGNED
santwana Virsh restore fails in Fedora12 Alpha #523158 NEEDINFO
clalance Starting libvirtd by hand causes denials #523956 CLOSED WONTFIX
mnowak virtinst saves images where qemu can't access them by default #523960 ASSIGNED
jstodola virsh help output not sorted #523970 NEW
jstodala libvirt should check the permissions on all paths before starting qemu #524033 ASSIGNED
vbenes libvirt should support USB device detach #524035 ASSIGNED
vbenes accessing non existing usb device cause guest to stop #524045 NEEDINFO
gianluca virt-viewer outputs nothing if connecting to a non existent VM #524047 ASSIGNED
emcnabb virt-manager storage "Allocation" field can be set higher than "Max Capacity" #524083 ASSIGNED
emcnabb Help button on virt-manager "New Storage Volume" page broken #524085 ASSIGNED
lmr virt-manager: Fails to install guest using ISO file - internal error unable to start guest: qemu: 'iso' invalid format #524109 POST
lmr virt-manager can't hold pointer grab on VMs (VNC mode) #524111 NEEDINFO
lmr virt-manager: Error installing guests - can't mount the / filesystem after the install process is finished #524117 NEEDINFO
prauser NFS4 connection to virtual guest NFS4 server fails over bridged interface #524118 NEEDINFO
vbenes virt-manager cloning operations should be cancelable #524205 ASSIGNED
santwana KVM guest fails to start up after virt-snapshot in Fedora12 #524268 ASSIGNED