[kwlug-disc] virsh -- anyone using it?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri May 16 21:16:38 EDT 2014


I imagine only really useful when you have banks of vm's.

Mind you, I still don't quite grok banks of vm's. I get, say, 10 
different servers running vm's off some seriously redundant / high 
availability hardware. (Web server, e-mail, file share, etc.)

Not so sure about clustering. (i.e. I get clustering, just perhaps not 
in a vm environment. Or perhaps not more than one or two / failover, per 

Certainly don't grok casually templated vm's being brought in and out of 
service frequently/dynamically, except in a test I.T. environment on 
temporary / trial / roll out basis. Unless that's the new 'terminal server'?

Which is all only to say, I don't yet grok it. (If it wasn't exceedingly 
valuable / useful so many wouldn't be spending so much time making such 
useful tools.) No doubt in a different environment I would more readily 
appreciate it.

Someone once said to me, I think John VO, ... you retain what you use. 
(And vice versa.)


On 14-05-16 08:57 PM, William Park wrote:
> On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 08:16:51PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>>>> On 16 May 2014 16:35, William Park:
>>>>      I do use QEMU and VirtualBox, with preference for QEMU.  But, I
>>>>      never found reason for using 'virsh'.
>> What are you using now / what's attracting you to look at this further?
>> (i.e. If something's attracting you it's probably something that might
>> attract me to look further into, too.)
> I was curious how useful 'virsh' is in the real world.  Might be useful
> for GUI VirtualBox.  But, QEMU is already command line, and it has
> "monitor" mode where you can change disk, type ctrl-alt-Fn, etc.

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