[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.9.0 and virtinst 0.600.0 released

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Jul 28 16:31:10 UTC 2011

I'm happy to announce two new releases:

virt-manager 0.9.0: virt-manager is a desktop application for managing
KVM and Xen virtual machines via libvirt.

virtinst 0.600.0: 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:

- Use a hiding toolbar for fullscreen mode
- Use libguestfs to show guest packagelist and more (Richard W.M. Jones)
- Basic 'New VM' wizard support for LXC guests
- Remote serial console access (with latest libvirt)
- Remote URL guest installs (with latest libvirt)
- Add Hardware: Support <filesystem> devices
- Add Hardware: Support <smartcard> devices (Marc-André Lureau)
- Enable direct interface selection for qemu/kvm (Gerhard Stenzel)
- Allow viewing and changing disk serial number

The virtinst release includes:

- virt-install: Various improvements to enable LXC/container guests:
- New --filesystem option for <filesystem> devices
- New --init option for container <init> path
- New --container option (similar to --paravirt or --hvm)
- virt-install: Make --location  remotely (with latest libvirt)
- virt-install: New --smartcard option for <smartcard> devices
    (Marc-André Lureau)
- virt-install: New --numatune option for building guest <numatune> XML
- virt-install: option to set --disk error_policy=
- virt-install: option to set --disk serial=

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


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