Libvirt has supported qemu commandline option passthrough for qemu/kvm VMs for quite a while. The format for it is a bit of a pain though since it requires setting a magic xmlns value at the top of the domain XML. Basically doing it by hand kinda sucks.
In the recently released virt-manager 1.4.1, we added a virt-install/virt-xml option –qemu-commandline that tweaks option passthrough for new or existing VMs. So for example, if you wanted to add the qemu option string ‘-device FOO’ to an existing VM named f25, you can do:
./virt-xml f25 –edit –confirm –qemu-commandline=”-device FOO”
The output will look like:
Source From: fedoraplanet.org.
Original article title: Cole Robinson: Easy qemu commandline passthrough with virt-xml.
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