In this section, we cover discussion on the @et-mgmnt-tools-list, @fedora-xen-list, and @libvirt-list of Fedora virtualization technologies.
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 1.0.10
libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images. Amongst the things this is good for: making batch configuration changes to guests, getting disk used/free statistics (see also:
), migrating between virtualization systems (see also: virt-p2v), performing partial backups, performing partial guest clones, cloning guests and changing registry/UUID/hostname info, and much else besides."
Features in 1.0.10 include:
- bindings for: C, C++, Perl, Python, OCaml, Ruby, Java and shell scripting
- KVM support
- QEMU binary is completely configurable at compile & runtime
- ext4 support
- support for uploading and downloading arbitrary-sized files
- support for uploading and downloading tar and tar.gz content
- support for querying size of block devices, setting r/o
- support for reading ext2/3 superblocks
- stat, lstat, statvfs commands
- commands to mount filesystems read-only
- run arbitrary commands from the guest
- file(1) command
- readline in guestfish with history and tab completion
- guestfish 'edit' command
- big documentation improvements, including more on the internals
- pkgconfig file
Richard posted some example uses
libguestfs command line tool called
Fedora Xen List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.
Dom0 Kernel Not Before 2.6.31
The upstream Xen dom0 work done by Jeremy Fitzhardinge has been cleaned up and reorganized into
- xen-tip/master - Known-working branch, with only tested changes
- xen-tip/next - Current bleeding edge; should at least compile
Michael Young built a new experimental dom0 kernel "version (2.6.30-0.1.2.21.rc3.xendom0.fc12) is based on the Fedora devel kernel branch and xen-tip/next branch from the pvops kernel repository." This kernel may be found in Michael's yum repo.
Michael added that "very few xen patches made it into 2.6.30, just bugfixes and tidy ups, so we are waiting at least until 2.6.31 for mainline dom0 support."
This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.