SPICE support coming in Fedora 15

Posted by dowdle on Apr 16, 2011 11:45 AM EDT
www.montanalinux.org; By Scott Dowdle
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Adding SPICE support to virt-manager is one of the upcoming features in Fedora 15 and as of 2011-03-28 it appears to be 100% done. I decided to use the fedora-virt-preview repository to check it out on my Fedora 14 workstation. Want to see how it works? Screenshots included.

Not only have they added the ability to configure your KVM VM to use SPICE but they have also updated virt-manager so it can be used as a SPICE display client. Previously it could only display your VM if you were using VNC but now SPICE display is built-in. Client hotkey support in virt-manager is actually superior to the spicec client that is currently offered... since virt-manager offers a Send Key dropdown menu with entries like Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and Ctrl+Alt+F1 through Cntr+Alt+F12. To the best of my knowledge the spicec client only offers Shift+F11 for full screen toogle and one other hotkey I'm having trouble remembering.

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