1.158.1. RHBA-2011:0077: bug fix update
An updated virt-manager package that fixes two bugs and adds an enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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 see resource usage statistics for existing virtualized guests on local or remote machines. It uses the libvirt API.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Due to various errors in some of the translations, users of Virtual Machine Manager in non-English languages may have encountered superfluous characters or even untranslated strings. These errors have been fixed, and the application is now correctly translated to all available languages. ( BZ#513324
* Since version 5.4, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) supports memory overcommitment, which allows virtualized guests to use more than 100% of the memory that is currently available on a host system. However, when this feature was in use, Virtual Machine Manager did not display the total memory usage correctly. With this update, the underlying source code has been adjusted to check whether the memory is overcommitted, so that the "Memory Usage" field reports the correct value. ( BZ#521754
As well, this update adds the following enhancement:
* URL installation options for fully virtualized guests have been enabled in Virtual Machine Manager. This is accomplished by fetching a boot.iso disc image from the URL install tree. ( BZ#612676
All users of virt-manager are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues, and adds this enhancement.