[virt-tools-list] shutdown / save guest state on host shutdown / reboot?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Tue Nov 2 12:57:00 UTC 2010

On 02.11.2010 13:28, Zdenek Styblik wrote:


>> What are the ways to automate guest shutdown or save/resume state of the
>> guests upon host shutdown/reboot?

> I don't know the correct answer, but what pop-ed up in my head instantly
> was...
> How about to write a shell script, which is going to be called

Well, write your own shell script is always a possibility.

But it's hard for me to believe that with a complex solution like virsh 
/ libvirt, where almost all aspects of running virtual guests are 
covered, I'm the first person to ask about such basic functionality ;)

Or? What are other people on this list using to stop or save guest state 
graciously when the host reboots / halts?

Maybe there is some solution already? Custom scripts? If everyone is 
using custom scripts, maybe it's time to show some code and start 
building on that?

Tomasz Chmielewski

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