[Libguestfs] New release 0.8.5 of virt-v2v and virt-p2v

Matthew Booth mbooth at redhat.com
Mon Dec 5 15:55:26 UTC 2011

We just released virt-v2v 0.8.5, which also covers virt-p2v. This is 
primarily a bugfix release, with a couple of new features thrown in. The 
major changes are summarised below:


* Default -ic and -oc to qemu:///session or qemu:///system as 
appropriate depending on root.
* Allow Windows conversions to succeed when firstboot.bat, rhsrvany.exe 
and rhev-apt.exe aren't available.
* Include rhsrvany.exe in default packaging.
* Fix various crashes.

P2V Client

* Support for NetworkManager 0.9.
* Fix no cursor on startup issue.
* Fix percentages displayed by progress bar during transfer.
* More robust error handling.
* Fix various crashes.
* Support machines with cciss devices.
* Add a console on tty2 for debugging during P2V.

P2V Image Builder

* Support RHEL 6 and F16

New Fedora packages will be available in F16 updates-testing shortly. 
Note that the P2V client is built by running virt-p2v-image-builder 
which, by default, creates an ISO image from the current stable Fedora 
repositories. This means that until this update makes it into stable you 
will have to manually add updates-testing when building the P2V image, 
for example:

virt-p2v-image-builder -a 

If you don't do this, you'll be testing the older version of virt-p2v 
from stable. Also note that you have to add the i386 repository 
specifically, as we only build for i386. This image is also able to 
convert x86_64 machines.

Happy testing,

Matthew Booth, RHCA, RHCSS
Red Hat Engineering, Virtualisation Team

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