Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499685
RFE - include virt type in virt-manager Guest->Details tab
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:35:18 EDT
Created attachment 342877 [details]
Description of problem:
Presently, there is no indicator for the guest virt type (xenpv, xenfs, qemu, kvm, etc...) when looking at the virtual machine window for a guest (see screenshot attached).
The only method I'm aware of is to run:
# virsh dumpxml <guest> | grep qemu
Having this information present in the UI would be great.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run virt-manager
2. Double click on a guest
3. Select the "Details" tab
4. Select the "Overview" section
Perhaps more verbose information about the type of virtualization used for the guest.
Yeah, anything has got to be better than:
I've pushed this upstream:
Details->Overview now lists HV Type, VM Arch, and Emulator path.
There is still the issue of the emulator being unable to open /dev/kvm, and continuing on it's merry way. My feeling is that if VM is of type='kvm', libvirt should look for that error message, and bomb out accordingly. Silently falling back to plain emulation is pretty sucky.
Cool stuff, this will be fixed for F-12 with the next virt-manager release
(In reply to comment #2)
> Silently falling back to plain emulation is pretty sucky.
Indeed. It's been discussed upstream and think the conclusion is that this behaviour won't be merged from qemu-kvm.git into qemu.git - i.e. expect this falling back to go away eventually
This is in rawhide now