8.253. virt-manager

Updated virt-manager packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Updated virt-manager packages that fix several bugs are 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. The virt-manager utility uses the libvirt API and 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.
This update fixes the following bugs:

Bug Fixes

BZ#870383, BZ#1094600
Due to a bug in the virt-manager package, the virt-manager application failed to connect to a remote host machine trough IPv6. Also, virt-manager failed to create virtual guests with remote connections through IPv6. This bug has been fixed and virt-manager now successfully opens IPv6 connections to remote hosts and creates guests with such connections as expected.
BZ#918451
When creating a virtual machine (VM), the virt-manager application incorrectly configured a custom added TCP net console device. The bug has been fixed and TCP consoles are now configured correctly when creating a VM.
BZ#1025706
When starting the virt-manager application over SSH without enabled x-forwarding, virt-manager terminated and returned a traceback instead of an informative error message. With this update, virt-manager has been modified to return a well-formed error message in the aforementioned scenario.
BZ#1091292
After executing the pm-suspend command on the guest virtual machine, the virt-manager application displayed the status of this guest as "Running" instead of "Suspended". The bug has been fixed and virt-manager now shows the correct status of suspended guests.
BZ#1091878
Previously, after clicking the 'refresh volume list' button in the virt-manager GUI, the virt-manager application became unresponsive. This bug has been fixed and virt-manager no longer hangs in the aforementioned scenario.
BZ#1124387
The virt-manager application has been modified to return an informative error message instead of a traceback when the LC_CTYPE variable is set incorrectly.
Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) is a graphical tool for administering virtual machines for KVM, Xen, and QEMU. The virt-manager utility uses the libvirt API and 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.
In addition, this update adds the following

Enhancements

BZ#807277
This update adds support for USB redirection to the virt-manager package.
BZ#1049781
This update adds support for Virtio SCSI disk to the virt-manager package.
BZ#996517
The pvpanic device is now enabled by default when creating a virtual machine with the virt-manager application. The pvpanic is a simulated device that notifies virt-manager of panic events on guest machines.
BZ#1046583
This update adds an option for changing the default CPU model when creating a virtual machine (VM) with the virt-manager application. The VM CPU model can now be set to be as close as possible to the host CPU model.
Users of virt-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.