I make pretty regular use of VMs on my Linux box. I've used KVM, VirtualBox, and VMWare. I'd like to make more use of KVM/virt-manager but I am having a number of problems using virt-manager. I'm pretty sure the problem is me. I just need to understand it more. I think all of my questions are about storage. I hope someone on this list can help me. Here are my questions:
1. Is there any way of escaping the whole "storage pool" concept? I'd like to just specify a directory to put my files in rather than needing to creating a pool each time. Likewise for the ISO I use to gen the system. I want to be able to simply browse my disk and select the ISO.
2. I need all of the files associated with a particular VM in one independent place so I can back it up and move it as a unit easily. This includes the cow2 file and all of the VM meta information files.
Is there a way to do these things? Is this something planned?
Thanks for the help!