[fedora-virt] ANNOUNCE: New release virt-manager 0.8.0
Ján ONDREJ (SAL)
ondrejj at salstar.sk
Wed Jul 29 10:21:38 UTC 2009
new virt-manager looks nice and is working well for me, but I have some
- gray color for "Not Connected" hosts looks a bit cold. I have aprox 10
hosts configured and whole screen is cold. May be it will be nicer to
add an image, like for running/stopped guest and also ability to
connect/disconned by clicking on this image.
- host CPU usage is missing. In older virt-manager there was also CPU usage
graphs on main screen for host, not only for guests
- guest CPU usage box is too high, if I have multiple hosts and guests,
they need to be on multiple pages due to hight of this box.
- when tryed to force poweroff guest with older libvirt, guest was stopped,
but python exception was raised. After update of libvirt from virt-preview
repository this message disappeared.
- only one graph can be displayed. I have to choose, if I need network,
disk or CPU graph and only one can be displayed. With older version
there was multiple graphs available.
- in virt-manager icon on panel, can you please sort hosts in same order
like in main window and may be hide "not connected" hosts (virt-manager
icon can't do anything with non-connected hosts).
And one thing, which can make me happy. When I am trying virtual machines, I
often reinstall existing one. Then I need to boot from network and after
installation again from disk. I can't test new gPXE until it will work with
my F11 kernel, may be it's better with this, but with currently functional
bootrom I can't boot from disk if network boot is enabled and vice versa.
If my guest is set to boot from disk (after previous installation)
and I need to reinstall it, I have to do these steps:
- click details panel (i)
- click "Boot Options"
- click on "Boot Device" menu
- select "Network (PXE)" and confirm (click)
- click "Apply"
- click back to guest console
- click start (play button)
If my guest was running and I have to force it off, these additional steps
- click on "v" button right of poweroff button
- click force off
- click "Yes"
Can this process be a bit simplified, 7-10 steps are too many.
When testing development/rawhide systems, I have to repeat these steps
multiple times. Do we really need this "Apply" button. I looked a bit to
virt-manager sources and may be apply code can be called after boot device
These are only suggestions for improvements. You can ignore them, if you
consider it non useful. :-)
Btw, virt-manager-0.8 in virt-preview can be useful. :-)
Thank you for a nice software.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:54:24PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> I'm happy to announce a new virt-manager release, version 0.8.0. The
> release can be downloaded from:
> The direct download link is:
> This release includes:
> - New 'Clone VM' Wizard
> - Improved UI, including an overhaul of the main 'manager' view
> - System tray icon for easy VM access (start, stop, view console/details)
> - Wizard for adding serial, parallel, and video devices to existing VMs.
> - CPU pinning support (Michal Novotny)
> - Ability to view and change VM security (sVirt) settings (Dan Walsh)
> - Many bug fixes and improvements
> Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release through testing,
> bug reporting, submitting patches, and otherwise sending in feedback!
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