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Dennis J.  asked<ref>http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-June/msg00026.html</ref>
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"How do I add a custom-built vm to {{package|virt-manager}}?"
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This is a two step process with a few ways to accomplish them.
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# Create an XML representation<ref>http://www.libvirt.org/formatdomain.html</ref> of the guest, or domain, configuration.
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# Import this definition into {{package|libvirt}}. i.e. <code>virsh define guest.xml</code>
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The {{package|python-virtinst|virt-image}}<ref>http://people.redhat.com/dlutter/virt-image/virt-image-xml.html</ref>
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tool was suggested and worked for Dennis.
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There is also a perl script<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue174#Virt-Manage_an_Existing_Guest</ref> that can be used to create an XML definition from the set of <code>qemu-kvm</code> command line arguments used to create the guest. There is a public API in <code>libvirt</code> for converting back and forth between the native hypervisor configurations and XML representations.<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue176#Converting_Between_Domain_XML_and_Native_Configurations</ref>
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Finally, <code>virt-install</code> added an <code>--import</code> option which allows creating a guest from an existing disk image, bypassing any OS install phase.<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue166#New_Release_virtinst_0.4.2</ref>
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Revision as of 20:13, 13 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.

Adding a VM to Virtual Machine Manager

Dennis J. asked[1] "How do I add a custom-built vm to Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-manager?"

This is a two step process with a few ways to accomplish them.

  1. Create an XML representation[2] of the guest, or domain, configuration.
  2. Import this definition into Package-x-generic-16.pnglibvirt. i.e. virsh define guest.xml

The Package-x-generic-16.pngvirt-image[3] tool was suggested and worked for Dennis. There is also a perl script[4] that can be used to create an XML definition from the set of qemu-kvm command line arguments used to create the guest. There is a public API in libvirt for converting back and forth between the native hypervisor configurations and XML representations.[5]

Finally, virt-install added an --import option which allows creating a guest from an existing disk image, bypassing any OS install phase.[6]

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.