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Re: [libvirt] Qemu Monitor

Listen wrote:
> Hi all,
> A simple question, I hope ;)
> Is it possible to enable the qemu monitor in libvirt's xml?
> It need the monitor, to dynamically add a usb device to a windows vm.
> Regards,
> Eric
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Nope, the monitor is redirected so that libvirt can send commands
to it directly.

However, support for usb device attach/detach was just added to
libvirt, so you won't need to directly talk to the monitor to do
this. You should be able to do something like the following for
a usb disk:

cat << __eof__ > disk.xml
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <source file='/path/to/diskfile'/>
      <target bus='usb'/>
virsh attach-device some-active-domain disk.xml

I haven't tested this so no guarantees, and you'll need current
upstream libvirt. Hopefully this will be in virt-manager soon
though so it will be nice and easy :)

- Cole

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