Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 828722
RFE: virt-manager should support startupPolicy attribute for the disks
Last modified: 2014-07-06 15:31:10 EDT
Description of problem:
startupPolicy attribute is implemented in RHEL6.3 libvirt, which defines policy what to do with the disk if the source file is not accessible. IMO this attribute should display in the virt-manager UI for users' reference.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. startupPolicy has 3 values: mandatory, requisite, optional for cdrom or floppy supported in libvirt; but it can not accessed via virt-manager. For example:
<disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
<driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
<target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
<address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' target='0' unit='0'/>
Support it in virt-manager UI
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With the new virt-xml tool, it's fairly easy to change startupPolicy for an individual disk with a single command line option. So for people that know what they want, there's an easy way to trigger.
As for showing in the UI, I think it's unneeded: for one, most people shouldn't need it, and it's also a difficult option to explain to clueless users in the UI. So I think exposing it via virt-install/virt-xml is the best we should do.