An updated virt-manager package that fixes multiple bugs 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. The virt-manager utility 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 (Application Programming Interface).
Previously, when executing the virt-manager utility on guests that used the KDE environment and X11 forwarding, the application window was displayed only for a short moment and terminated immediately afterwards. This update removes unnecessary hide_all() calls, and the window now remains open as expected.
Previously, when the user created a disk image guest, and attached a Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) disk image for the storage, this addition damaged the guest disk image, which was no longer able to boot. This update disables the SCSI option for QEMU connections, and so prevents guest disk images from being damaged.
Previously, the "env" command was used to provide the path to the python binary in the virt-manager script. This could in certain cases cause the virt-manager utility to misbehave. This update explicitly specifies the python binary path, and so ensures correct behavior of virt-manager.
Previously, on the Xen hypervisor, the virt-manager utility did not use the specified disk size when using the keyboard for navigation. As a consequence, insufficient space could prevent a guest operating system from being installed. This update modifies virt-manager to use the specified disk size correctly when navigating by keyboard. Guest operating systems can now be installed successfully.
All users of virt-manager are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.