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Bug Fix Advisory virt-manager bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0637-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated virt-manager package that provides bug fixes and adds
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) is a graphical tool for
administering virtual machines for KVM, Xen, and QEMU. virt-manager can
start, stop, add or remove virtualized devices, connect to a graphical
or serial console, and view resource usage statistics for existing
virtualized guests on local or remote machines. It uses the libvirt API.

The virt-manager package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.8.6,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous
version.

Interesting enhancements include:

* Option to configure guest CPU model, including an option to mimic
host CPU in the guest, which can greatly improve performance. (BZ#647306)

* Option to configure CPU topology (sockets, cores, threads). This
enables using more CPUs with OS which have a support limit on sockets
(the default vcpu type).

* Cancellation and progress reporting for 'Save' and 'Migrate'
operations.

* Option to see the error message if a hotplug operation fails. This
can be useful in determining if hotplug for the specified device type
is supported and failure was expected. (BZ#613546)

* Use of ICH6 sound device model by default.

Interesting bug fixes include:

* Previously, if selecting 'Customize before install' at the end of the
'New VM' wizard and the install process failed, any custom changes made
were forgotten if the installation was re-run. This is now fixed. (BZ#619894)

* Previously, the 'New VM' wizard incorrectly capped maximum guest
memory at 32GB. This limitation has been removed. (BZ#640781)

All users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 should upgrade to these updated
packages.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 0440fff8ee5f4d7f9857c33ad15200d4
SHA-256: d81bd08123e171df8f3a0a32ee1b434ff69a9a149a33613db3a57b100f7fd84a
 
IA-32:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
x86_64:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 0440fff8ee5f4d7f9857c33ad15200d4
SHA-256: d81bd08123e171df8f3a0a32ee1b434ff69a9a149a33613db3a57b100f7fd84a
 
x86_64:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 0440fff8ee5f4d7f9857c33ad15200d4
SHA-256: d81bd08123e171df8f3a0a32ee1b434ff69a9a149a33613db3a57b100f7fd84a
 
IA-32:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
PPC:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
s390x:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
x86_64:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 0440fff8ee5f4d7f9857c33ad15200d4
SHA-256: d81bd08123e171df8f3a0a32ee1b434ff69a9a149a33613db3a57b100f7fd84a
 
IA-32:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
x86_64:
virt-manager-0.8.6-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: f7562e991e5e7882a237775837f2a15e
SHA-256: aeecd37a6396f8fc34d4a525fe338c34b29d14def4bfb6880e6078123be55f2d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

579899 - notice of pointer grab
613546 - virt-manager: option to see error message if hotplug fails
614288 - RFE: Option to perform CPU pinning on a running VM, (aka #virsh vcpupin)
614338 - setting Security Model=None take no effect without any prompt/warning
616686 - virt-manager: Add sound device for remote vm install doesn't work
617370 - s/ssh-askpass/openssh-askpass
617389 - if remote hypervisor username different than local virt-manager client machine username, confusion ensues
617391 - 'connection' dropdown is very confusing if you have remote hypervisor access via ssh key
618152 - Can't show a host summary after execute "virt-manager --show-host-summary -c qemu:///system" in terminal
619670 - virt-manager can't configure IP info for VLAN host interfaces
619894 - customized settings are not remembered if first attempt fails to create VM
620878 - virt-manager: Allow changing storage format/driver type for attached disks
621115 - virt-manager --show-domain-performance pop up a wrong performance tab
622874 - virt-manager should provide better error message is /dev/kvm is not available
632497 - [ja_JP] Translation error in 'Preferences' screen title
639695 - [6.0] virt-manager changes the value of 'Maximum allocation' of CPU improperly.
639698 - some virt-manager GUI widgets not performing data selection checks/processing
640781 - virt-manager base memory parameter limited to 32GB
644762 - virt-manager creates PXE guest with virtual networking (even when it may not work)
647306 - RFE: Provison/reconfigure VM with CPU model to match the host
651296 - Importing disk image produces "Default pool is not active" when using other storage pools and default is deactivated.
653675 - virt-manager should not allow options that break guests (SCSI, etc.)
658959 - virt-manager: rebase for 6.1
669741 - virt-manager: improve wording if reusing an existing storage path
670735 - All running guest will open console when start virt-manager with setting "Open console only for all new domains"
673028 - New volumes failed when select format as bochs,cloop,dmg,iso in virt-manager
673463 - Fail to save any changes for overview page in guest details
677255 - Error display when setting format as qcow2 for not pre-existing disk in guest installation
680827 - RFE: HDA, pcspk models should be supported in virt-manager Sound options
681113 - Destroying a migrated guest on target host causes 'Error shutting down domain'
692808 - [Regression 6.1 Alpha] Config isn't persisted even if click "yes" when hot adding an IDE disk.



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