[et-mgmt-tools] Cobbler 0.5.1 testing release -- KVM, --virt-path, other bits...

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Jul 20 20:05:59 UTC 2007

Today I ported cobbler's qemu/kvm support to use the virtinst library.  
This means that qemu/kvm guests created by koan now show up in 
virt-manager and virsh as one would expect.  

Testing of 0.5.1 is much appreciated and will help get 0.6.0 (stable) 
pushed out faster.   I do not have any more features in mind for 0.6.0 
at this point -- RFEs can go into a later
release as this one is already pretty big for containing profile 
inheritance, an improved cobblerd.  For the previous test release 
announcement, see 

Source RPMs are available at:


As there hasn't been too much noise on the 0.5.0 release for 
cobbler/koan and other features, I'm assuming that it is fairly solid, 
so the main new things here are QEMU
and some new --virt options.   The koan manpage has also been greatly 
lengthened to mention the live CD and new display commands -- so eyes on 
that are welcome as well.
Xen installation has not changed much.

Should no major issues come up, this will be pretty close to what you'll 
see in 0.6.0.

While also not technically part of this release, testing on the koan 
live installation CD (it's a way to install baremetal without needing a 
PXE server), and reports of what hardware it does/doesn't work with -- 
are also welcome.  This was described in a previous list email, but is 
also included in the new koan manpage for convience.



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