Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479637
RFE: Spacewalk should detect if it run in virtualization container (not only in xen)
Last modified: 2015-10-09 04:42:57 EDT
Description of problem:
Now Spacewalk can detect that the machine is XEN guest. But we may detect that it run in other containers as well.
Debian has package imvirt http://packages.debian.org/unstable/imvirt which has the logic we can take from. Beside XEN it can detect as well:
This would be of much value.
Mass-moving to space13.
Mirek, with flex guest support, isn't this RFE addressed?
No. Flex guest currently only support XEN, KVM, Vmware, HyperV, Hitachi (how it called?). We still lack of VirtualBox and Virtual PC/Server.
BTW, imvirt is in Fedora now.
BTW - if folks know the smbios strings to look for - and propose a patch maybe?
Starting line #63 - basically we send up a bunch of data and then parse server side looking for specific strings.
We did not have time for this one during Spacewalk 1.4 time frame. Mass moving to Spacewalk 1.5.
Aligning under space16.
This is not a priority for Red Hat's Spacewalk developers and will likely not be completed by Red Hat in the next 2 years. We agree that this is a valid request and something that could be achieved. Will leave it open to allow for the potential of community contribution for this.
Again, as per comment #5, the strings is all we need to add, even if we cannot test those virtual systems added.