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1.108. libvirt-cim

1.108.1. RHBA-2009:1421: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1421
An updated libvirt-cim package that fixes a bug is now available.
The libvirt-cim package is a Common Manageablity Programming Interface (CMPI) CIM provider that implements the Distributed Management Task Force's (DMTF's) System Virtualization, Partitioning and Clustering (SVPC) virtualization model. This package supports most of the features of libvirt and enables management of multiple platforms with a single provider.
This updated libvirt-cim package fixes the following bug:
* during installation, when the libvirt-cim package was selected in the KVM group, the xen package was installed as a dependency. This update removes the dependency on the xen package so that installing libvirt-cim does not cause the xen package to be installed. This is useful for customers who wish to use KVM virtualization with libvirt and libvirt-cim. (BZ#517817)
All users of libvirt-cim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

1.108.2. RHBA-2010:0206: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated libvirt-cim package which fixes a dependency error, adds support for domain console and network and storage pools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 and re-bases the package from version 0.5.5 to version 0.5.8 is now available.
Libvert-cim is a Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) based Common Information Model (CIM) provider. It supports most libvirt virtualization features and allows for the management of multiple libvirt-based platforms.
This update addresses the following bug:
* the libvirt-cim.spec file included a "Requires: xen" line. Consequently, selecting the libvirt-cim package in the KVM group during installation installed the xen package as a dependency. For this update, that line was removed and Xen is no longer installed automatically when libvirt-cim is installed. (BZ#517579)
Note: libvirt-cim is an optional package in the KVM group and will not be installed if only the KVM group is selected. The package has to be selected manually from the optional packages list to be installed.
Note: a workaround for this issue existed. It required not selecting libvirt-cim during installation and, after installation and registration of the system to the Red Hat Network (RHN), installing an updated libvirt-cim package from RHN. This workaround is no longer necessary.
This update also re-bases the package from version 0.5.5 to version 0.5.8. This re-base addresses several minor bugs as noted in the ChangeLog included in libvirt-cim.spec (available as part of the source rpm). The re-base also adds the following enhancement:
* guest domain console support as well as support for storage pools and network pools was added. (BZ#512233)
All users of virtualization tools that interact with libvirt, especially those using CMPI and CIM, should install this updated package which addresses this problem and adds this enhancement.

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