Virt Manager 1.1 On Finals For Release

Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 7 September 2014 at 04:54 PM EDT. 2 Comments
The virt-manager 1.1 release is prepared for an imminent release that brings many features to the popular Red Hat developed software for Linux virtualization management.

The virt-manager 1.1 release now uses libosinfo for its OS meta-data database and detection of labels (along with improved OS defaults), enables Microsoft Hyper-V enlightenments for WIndows VMs, a new user-interface for virtual network QoS settings, various new command-line arguments, and support for setting huge-page options.

While the official virt-manager 1.1 release announcement hasn't been issued at the time of writing, the full change-log can be found via Git and is embedded below.
- Switch to libosinfo as OS metadata database (Giuseppe Scrivano)
- Use libosinfo for OS detection from CDROM media labels (Giuseppe Scrivano)
- Use libosinfo for improved OS defaults, like recommended disk size (Giuseppe Scrivano)
- virt-image tool has been removed, as previously announced
- Enable Hyper-V enlightenments for Windows VMs
- Revert virtio-console default, back to plain serial console
- Experimental q35 option in new VM 'customize' dialog
- UI for virtual network QoS settings (Giuseppe Scrivano)
- virt-install: --disk discard= support (Jim Minter)
- addhardware: Add spiceport UI (Marc-André Lureau)
- virt-install: --events on_poweroff etc. support (Chen Hanxiao)
- cli --network portgroup= support and UI support
- cli --boot initargs= and UI support
- addhardware: allow setting controller model (Chen Hanxiao)
- virt-install: support setting hugepage options (Chen Hanxiao)
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