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

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Tue Jul 24 14:44:08 UTC 2007

Michael DeHaan wrote:
> 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 
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/et-mgmt-tools/2007-June/msg00211.html
> Source RPMs are available at:
> http://cobbler.et.redhat.com/download/
> 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.
> Thanks!
> --Michael
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If anyone is testing these files, I've updated the koan RPM's to take 
care of a few bugs -- or you can just build from the source checkout.



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