[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.8.4 and virtinst 0.500.3

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Wed Mar 24 18:07:51 UTC 2010

I'm happy to announce two new releases:

virt-manager 0.8.4: virt-manager is a desktop application for managing
KVM and Xen virtual machines via libvirt.

virtinst 0.500.3: 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:

- Import install option: create a VM using an existing OS image
- Support multiple boot devices and boot order
- Watchdog device support
- Enable setting a human readable VM description.
- Option to manually specify a bridge name, if bridge isn't detected by

The virtinst release includes:

- virt-install: New --watchdog option: configure a virtual watchdog dev
- virt-install: New --soundhw option: More flexible sound configuration
                deprecates --sound, though back compat is maintained
- virt-install: New --security option: configure VM security driver
- virt-install: New --description option: set a human readable desc
- Better OS defaults: Use <video> VGA and <sound> AC97 if supported

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


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