Updated libvirt-cim packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The libvirt-cim packages provide a Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) CIM provider that implements the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) System Virtualization, Partitioning and Clustering (SVPC) virtualization model. These packages support most of the features of libvirt and enable management of multiple platforms with a single provider.
- Due to incorrect string parsing, an attempt to access a store pool that contained a space in its name failed unexpectedly. This update provides a patch to fix this bug and such store pools can now be accessed as expected.
- Prior to this update, the libvirt-cim provider did not allow customization of the "machine" and "arch" properties for the "type" attribute of the "os" element for the domain XML file. As a consequence, a default value was provided, overwriting a possible customization for libvirt-cim. To fix this bug, the code has been adjusted to allow modifications of the "machine" and "arch" properties of the "type" attribute for the "os" element. As a result, it is now possible to set the fields as desired using the "ModifySystemSettings" method and adjusting the "SystemSettings" values for the KVM_VirtualSystemSettingData "machine" field.
- Previously, an incorrect variable was used when overwriting certain tags in domain XML files. Consequently, settings for the dumpCore attribute were ignored. With this update, a patch has been provided to fix this bug and the attribute is no longer ignored in the described scenario. In addition, the libvirt-cim provider now supports the dumpCore feature.
Users of libvirt-cim are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.