[virt-tools-list] virt-manager tries to create the default storage pool automatically

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Aug 10 00:58:14 UTC 2010

On 08/07/2010 07:44 PM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> I'm currently implementing the libvirt ESX storage driver and use
> virt-manager as a testing tool.
> I noticed that virt-manager automatically checks if there is a storage
> pool named 'default'. If there isn't it tries to create a
> directory-based storage pool named 'default' with target
> /var/lib/libvirt/images. This currently fails, because the ESX storage
> driver doesn't support pool creation yet. Even when it would support
> pool creation now, creating a directory-based storage pool with target
> /var/lib/libvirt/images might only work with a Linux-based GSX server
> and will fail with an ESX server in general.
> Automatic pool creation might be a good idea in the common use case of
> virt-manager in order to improve user convenience, but in general I
> think this automatism is too generic.

It definitely is too generic, it doesn't even work with using
qemu:///session. Any attempts to improve this would be appreciated.


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