[virt-tools-list] [PowerKVM][RFC]setting machine type in virt-manager

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Sun Nov 27 19:41:14 UTC 2011

On 11/22/2011 09:59 AM, zhlcindy at linux.vnet.ibm.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now ppc can support several types of machine. And in the qemu,
> the default machine type is mac99. So when we try to install
> a VM with virt-manager,from libvirt log file the machine type
> is always mac99, but I need pseries machine type.
> So I am trying to add an option for setting right machine type.
> I need some comments from you. Any suggestion is appreciated.

I would change the 'New VM' wizard to offer a machine drop down if any arch
besides i686/x86_64 is chosen. virt-install already has a --machine option so
you could check that code to see how to set the value, and just try and copy
other existing UI bits from the current 'New VM' wizard.


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