Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211671
No gui equivalent of xm create
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:35 EST
I could not find a gui equivalent of xm create in virt-manager. The only thing
that sounds related, "Restore", seems to be intended only for previously saved
snapshots. A nicely integrated way to do this would be to have a right click
action in nautilus for xen instances (see bug 211592), but there should also be
a way to do it in virt-manager.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
*** Bug 214723 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
QE ack for RHEL5.
Do you agree the resolution for this in rhel-5.0.0 is to include a release note?
If so, please remember the content cutoff for release note content is Tuesday,
Decemeber 19, 2006. If not, please provide an assessment and a status update so
I can determine if this bug can/should block rhel-5.0.0 RC.
Thanks in advance.
There is prototype code to implement the 'start' capability in virt-manager,
however, this is very invasive and has many known problems yet to be resolved.
Thus I cannot recommend including it in RHEL-5 GA.
So, yes, I agree that documenting the use of 'xm create' workaround to start an
existing domain is the only practical solution for RHEL-5 GA.
the following has been added to the RC release notes:
At present, the Virtualization feature has the following limitations:
* The xm create command does not have a graphical equivalent in Virtual Machine
Thanks Dan and Dom for following-up! I've set the closker to ? and expect PM to
approve it as a blocker for RHEL 5.0.0 GA.
Closing out. Please ensure that a 5.1 bug is entered to track resolution of the
Cloned for 5.1 as bug 223508.