[virt-tools-list] Adding support for more vm types...

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Mon Jan 4 15:52:37 UTC 2010

On 12/29/2009 04:50 AM, Tobias Diaz Diaz-Chiron wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to patch virt-manager so that it supports not only Qemu and
> kvm but also VBox and VMWare. I understand that virt-manager uses
> libvirt, which does support vbox and vmware. I would appreciate any
> hints and suggestions in how to do this. Do this changes entail deep
> changes in virt-manager's code? Or is it enough to tweak and match the
> interfaces?

Basic support for listing, starting, and stopping VMs should be pretty
straight forward. You can take a stab at this by running virt-manager
from the command line with a manual libvirt URI

virt-manager --connect URI --debug

If things aren't working, tracebacks should be printed in the debug
output, which are bugs that need fixing to support the new versions.

More interesting things like creating new VMs may take a bit more work,
but since I haven't tried it I'm not sure what issues you may hit. Feel
free to report any unknowns here and I'll be glad to help out.


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