[et-mgmt-tools] [PATCH] Add libvirt storage browser

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Mar 9 10:55:18 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 05:10:18PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> The attached patch adds a libvirt-storage-aware browser, to replace the
> standard file chooser when adding storage on remote connections.
> Screenshot here:
> http://fedorapeople.org/~crobinso/virt-manager/vmm-storage-browse.png
> (Greyed out pools are inactive.)
> In the near future, this will be enabled for local connections as well,
> which will allow provisioning more complex storage on demand, as well as
> encourage all storage to go through the libvirt APIs (while still
> allowing the use of unmanaged storage through the 'Browse local' option,
> or manually entering a path). Before we turn it on in the local case
> though, default pool setup needs to be more configurable and robust.

Personally I'd turn it on for both local & remote usage right away. With
real users trying it out all the time, it'll quickly get debugged & more
robust. I think having & documenting 2 different ways of doing storage
will cause more trouble that you'll save. 

The dialog looks good btw - glad we're finally able todo this now.

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