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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]]
 
 
  
 
=== Fedora Virtualization List ===
 
=== 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].
  
==== Virtualization Test Day ====
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==== Virt Status Report ====
The Fedora 11 "Test Day"<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Test_Days</ref> for virtualization<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-05-07_Virtualization</ref>  took place on Thursday May 7th.
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[[JustinForbes|Justin Forbes]]
 
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posted<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-December/msg00056.html</ref> a Fedora virtualization status report.  
[[MarkMcLoughlin|Mark McLoughlin]]
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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.
thought<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00046.html</ref>
 
"we made heaps of progress today. To give you an idea of
 
what went on today, see below for the list of bugs that were filed
 
during the test day." See the post for a concise list of bugs revealed during
 
testing.
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
==== Fedora virt status ====
 
[[MarkMcLoughlin|Mark McLoughlin]]
 
posted<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00020.html</ref>
 
another informative Fedora virtualization status report.
 
For those who live life beyond the bleeding edge, Mark points out
 
"F12 tracker bugs have been created.<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Virtualization_bugs</ref>
 
The F12 blocker and target bugs depend on the F11 counterparts. The
 
idea is that if we don't fix a bug in F11, it's automatically on the
 
F12 tracker but we still have a list of bugs worth fixing in a post-GA
 
F11 update."
 
 
 
Read the full post for more coverage of developments and useful bug summaries.
 
  
 
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==== libguestfs on non-Fedora Platforms ====
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==== RHEL and Fedora Virtualization Feature Parity ====
[[CharlesDuffy|Charles Duffy]]
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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
described<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00017.html</ref>
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compared to Fedora 12.
some "personal hackery" created to solve the same problems as {{package|libguestfs}}
 
(FWN#174<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue174#New_Release_libguestfs_1.0.15</ref>),
 
but by way of a different toolchain. Charles wanted to build <code>libguestfs</code> on his platform
 
but uncovered many bugs and asked, "is my goal reasonable, or am I better off sticking with my in-house solution for the time being?"
 
 
 
[[RichardJones|Richard Jones]] addressed several of the bugs and
 
posted<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00029.html</ref>
 
his "notes on building libguestfs and dependencies on RHEL 5 and derived distributions" followed with a blow by blow account of hammering <code>libguestfs</code> and its dependencies into submission. Finally, Richard announced<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00045.html</ref> RPMs for RHEL/CentOS 5.3.
 
  
Charles thanked<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00047.html</ref> him
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[[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]]
"kindly for going above and beyond on this one!".
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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].
 
 
==== Experimental Dom0 on Fedora 11 ====
 
[[PasiKärkkäinen|Pasi Kärkkäinen]]
 
reports<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-xen/2009-May/msg00007.html</ref>
 
success with a dom0 kernel using Fedora 11 Rawhide.
 
"I'm able to run Xen paravirtual (PV) domUs, install new
 
domUs using virt-install and also install and manage domains with virt-manager."
 
 
The environment used was:
 
* Fedora 11 (rawhide as of 2009-05-05)
 
* Xen included in F11, no external patches (xen-3.3.1-11.fc11)
 
* xen-tip/next pv_ops dom0 kernel as of 2009-05-06, Linux 2.6.30-rc3.
 
* All the rest was standard stuff included in Fedora 11 aswell
 
 
[[MichaelYoung|Michael Young]]
 
continues<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-xen/2009-May/msg00000.html</ref>
 
to post experimental dom0 kernels to a yum repo<ref>http://fedorapeople.org/~myoung/dom0/</ref>.
 
  
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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."