[fedora-virt] qemu user emulation test package, and is GUEST_BASE broken?

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Tue Apr 14 07:32:15 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 19:03 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> >   - Users shouldn't necessarily need to know what QEMU is - using 
> >     virt-manager and virsh more or less makes what hypervisor is
> >     underneath not terribly important
> >
> >   
> The problem is that all these tools are designed to hide the details 
> from the casual user, but they wind up making use of the details 
> difficult or impossible for someone who is trying to actually use some 
> of the nifty features in KVM (as an example).

What "nifty features" can you not use ?

IMHO, using qemu via libvirt is the only reasonable thing to suggest to
new users of virtualization.

Sure, some people may already be used to qemu's incredibly obtuse
command line arguments and may not feel that libvirt gives them anything
they don't already have.

But if you're new to virtualization, then libvirt, virsh, virt-install,
virt-manager etc. are the only way to go - and what Robert is writing is
an introductory guide for new users.


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