[Libvir] update after changing XML

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Jan 29 16:26:05 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:20:06AM -0500, Maxwell Bottiger wrote:
> Hi,
>         I changed some of the XML for a qemu virtual machine.  The original
> file was generated by virt-manager, but I wanted to use bridged
> networking as described in the documentation on the libvirt website.  Is
> there something I need to for my xml changes to show up in the virtual
> machine?  Right now my VM will not start because it's looking for it's
> old network configuration.

Rather than editing XML files directly, I recommend using 'virsh define'
to load a new copy into libvirt.  This ensures its visible immediately.
If you do edit it directly, then you need to send SIGHUP to the libvirt
daemon - 'service libvirtd reload' will do this

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