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==== New Release libguestfs 1.0.41 ====
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[[RichardJones|Richard Jones]]
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announced<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-June/msg00020.html</ref>
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"version 1.0.41 of {{package|libguestfs}}, the library for accessing and modifying virtual machine filesystems."
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'''New Features:'''
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* squashfs and cramfs support
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* better support for read-only access to drives
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* many problems with string handling in different language bindings have been fixed
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* internationalization support
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* ext4 support improved on RHEL 5
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* improved support for running commands in the guest
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* support for skipping tests
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* lvresize and ext2/3 resize support
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* pvremove, vgremove, lvremove commands
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* sleep command
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* IRC channel #libguestfs on FreeNode
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See previous release announcement for 1.0.15 in FWN#174 <ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue174#New_Release_libguestfs_1.0.15</ref>.
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==== New virt-inspector Features ====
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[[RichardJones|Richard Jones]]
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announced<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-June/msg00049.html</ref>
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"I've added a few extra features to virt-inspector<ref>http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/virt-inspector.1.html</ref> (in
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{{package|libguestfs}}<ref>http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/</ref> >= 1.0.42)."
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"First up is a new 'query mode'"
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which prints "out some useful facts about the virtual machine such
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as whether it's fully virtualized or needs a Xen hypervisor, and
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whether it has various paravirt drivers installed."
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"Secondly (not covered in the manpage), virt-inspector will try to
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discover whether a VM contains the right initrd drivers and module
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configuration to boot under various hypervisors. So for example it
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can tell you whether a guest has the virtio drivers available at boot
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time to boot from a virtio disk."
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Revision as of 16:39, 7 June 2009


Virtualization

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.

New Release libguestfs 1.0.41

Richard Jones announced[1] "version 1.0.41 of Package-x-generic-16.pnglibguestfs, the library for accessing and modifying virtual machine filesystems."

New Features:

  • squashfs and cramfs support
  • better support for read-only access to drives
  • many problems with string handling in different language bindings have been fixed
  • internationalization support
  • ext4 support improved on RHEL 5
  • improved support for running commands in the guest
  • support for skipping tests
  • lvresize and ext2/3 resize support
  • pvremove, vgremove, lvremove commands
  • sleep command
  • IRC channel #libguestfs on FreeNode

See previous release announcement for 1.0.15 in FWN#174 [2].


New virt-inspector Features

Richard Jones announced[1]

"I've added a few extra features to virt-inspector[2] (in Package-x-generic-16.pnglibguestfs[3] >= 1.0.42)."

"First up is a new 'query mode'" which prints "out some useful facts about the virtual machine such as whether it's fully virtualized or needs a Xen hypervisor, and whether it has various paravirt drivers installed."

"Secondly (not covered in the manpage), virt-inspector will try to discover whether a VM contains the right initrd drivers and module configuration to boot under various hypervisors. So for example it can tell you whether a guest has the virtio drivers available at boot time to boot from a virtio disk."


Fedora Xen List

This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.


Libvirt List

This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.