[et-mgmt-tools] Where is the Configuration File?

Hugh Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Thu Jun 28 21:02:25 UTC 2007

Steve Brueckner wrote:
> Hugh Brock wrote:
>> With xen 3.1, config information for guests is no longer in /etc/xen,
>> nor is it modifiable by editing a config file. XenSource decided it
>> was better to hide the config information.  
>> Virt-manager gets information about active and inactive guests by
>> querying libvirt for them. libvirt then turns around and asks xend,
>> or whatever hypervisor you are using, for the information and returns
>> it. for You can do the same thing from the command line with "virsh
>> dumpxml <guest>".   
>> --Hugh
> What is the new "Xen way" of creating VMs?  That is, without using 
> virt-manager, how do they recommend users do things?  Their user
> manual is still stuck at version 3.0.
> Steve Brueckner, ATC-NY

Well, if you don't want to do "virsh define <domain.xml>" to define a 
guest, you can now do much the same thing with xm. "xm help" seems to be 
the best documentation for the 3.1 features.


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