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Bug Fix Advisory virt-manager bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1055-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

Details

An updated virt-manager package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

This updated virt-manager package includes fixes for the following bugs:

* When the media in a CD-ROM device has been changed in a KVM guest
configuration, virt-manager specified the disk driver name incorrectly as "file"
or "phy" instead of the correct name, "qemu". This caused the KVM domain that
the guest was running in to fail to start. The issue has been fixed:
virt-manager now assigns the disk driver name correctly and the domain is now
successfully started after the resource change. (BZ#641858)

* When changing CPU allocation values for a KVM guest in the virtual hardware
table using the virt-manager GUI, it was not possible to save new values. This
happened because this operation was considered invalid for an inactive KVM
domain. This issue has been fixed and the CPU allocation values change is now
respected in the virt-manager GUI. (BZ#644736)

* Previously, an attempt to change the current memory allocation value for a KVM
guest in the virtual hardware table using the virt-manager GUI failed with an
error message saying that this function is not supported by a connection driver.
This problem has been fixed and a user is now able to change the current memory
allocation value by using the virt-manager GUI. (BZ#645285)

All users of virt-manager are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via 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

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: e2d69eabd01a64b1957f0f62ed8f637c
SHA-256: feca6b29cac58dbc098fa0be41f9aef0e2bde025cb58f1d583d378837486be43
 
IA-32:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: b29e1607673ac1029310c4f74f568ac1
SHA-256: ab31f70026a1b36f3e7f8aa69350617b35c26fe29c2db715475376429a270690
 
x86_64:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: 4c1478eda40dccd86fdf00e309ce8f59
SHA-256: ecdb8b1eb723c8997e797e26b915fb7fd80c6d38bd00ad3c2df2023ff0c86966
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: e2d69eabd01a64b1957f0f62ed8f637c
SHA-256: feca6b29cac58dbc098fa0be41f9aef0e2bde025cb58f1d583d378837486be43
 
IA-32:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: b29e1607673ac1029310c4f74f568ac1
SHA-256: ab31f70026a1b36f3e7f8aa69350617b35c26fe29c2db715475376429a270690
 
IA-64:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: 83c00d62f847ee4564f354a2ae010509
SHA-256: 64675bff6111e94fde72b37ca5a6ba8c8998aefef6fe765ef7d1df7363abf2a8
 
x86_64:
virt-manager-0.6.1-14.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0216
    MD5: 4c1478eda40dccd86fdf00e309ce8f59
SHA-256: ecdb8b1eb723c8997e797e26b915fb7fd80c6d38bd00ad3c2df2023ff0c86966
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

641858 - virt-manager specified incorrect disk driver when changing media for guest.
644736 - virt-manager can not change vcpus for KVM guest
645285 - virt-manager cannot change mem for KVM guest



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