[et-mgmt-tools] FYI: adding disks in virt manager

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Jul 16 13:34:00 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 10:44:48AM +0300, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 07:48:58PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > FYI, I've just extended the 'add hardware' wizard so that when adding a disk
> > device to a guest, you can choose between adding an IDE cdrom, IDE disk,
> > Floppy disk, SCSI disk, or paravirt disk. Obviously it only shows appropriate
> > types based on the guest. So, now although there's still no UI for changing
> > the CDROM media on the fly yet, you can at least remove & re-add the CDROM
> > device while the guest is inactive.
> > 
> Hmm.. so CDROM can be changed only when the guest is inactive? 

That is correct. Its an incremental step better from not being able to
change it at all, but obviously still not ideal.

> Any idea when changing on-the-fly will be supported? 

I'll go out on a limb here & suggest Fedora 8 - eg sometime in the next
month or two I hope. The key is deciding on the API to use in libvirt,
then we'll be able to implement it for Xen and QEMU and expose it in

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