[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: New releases virt-manager 0.8.1 and virtinst 0.500.1

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Dec 3 21:58:32 UTC 2009

I'm happy to announce two new releases:

virt-manager 0.8.1: virt-manager is a desktop application for managing
KVM and Xen virtual machines via libvirt.

virtinst 0.500.1: virtinst is a collection of command line tools for
provisioning libvirt virtual machines, including virt-install and

The releases can be downloaded from:


The direct download links are:


The virt-manager release includes:

- VM Migration wizard, exposing various migration options
- Enumerate CDROM and bridge devices on remote connections
- Can once again list multiple graphs in the manager window (Jon Nordby)
- Support disabling dhcp (Michal Novotny), and specifying 'routed'
    type for new virtual networks
- Support storage pool source enumeration for LVM, NFS, and SCSI
- Allow changing VM ACPI, APIC, clock offset, individual vcpu pinning,
    and video model (vga, cirrus, etc.)
- Many improvements and bugfixes

The virtinst release includes:

- virt-install now attempts --os-variant detection by default. This can
    be disabled with '--os-variant none' (distro detection currently
    only works for URL installs)
- New --disk option 'format', for creating image disks formats such as
    qcow2 or vmdk
- Many improvements and bugfixes

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release through testing,
bug reporting, submitting patches, and otherwise sending in feedback!


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