1.295. virt-manager

An updated virt-manager package that provides bug fixes and adds enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) is a graphical tool for administering virtual machines for KVM, Xen, and QEMU. virt-manager can start, stop, add or remove virtualized devices, connect to a graphical or serial console, and view resource usage statistics for existing virtualized guests on local or remote machines. It uses the libvirt API.
The virt-manager package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.8.6, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

Bug Fixes

Previously, if selecting 'Customize before install' at the end of the 'New VM' wizard and the install process failed, any custom changes made were forgotten if the installation was re-run. This is now fixed.
Previously, the 'New VM' wizard incorrectly capped maximum guest memory at 32GB. This limitation has been removed.


Option to configure guest CPU model, including an option to mimic host CPU in the guest, which can greatly improve performance.
Option to configure CPU topology (sockets, cores, threads). This enables using more CPUs with OS which have a support limit on sockets (the default vcpu type).
Cancellation and progress reporting for 'Save' and 'Migrate' operations.
Option to see the error message if a hotplug operation fails. This can be useful in determining if hotplug for the specified device type is supported and failure was expected.
Use of ICH6 sound device model by default.
All users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 should upgrade to these updated packages.