Bug 243397 - deskutil/virt-manager missing SATA disk option
Summary: deskutil/virt-manager missing SATA disk option
Status: Closed Works As Intended
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-01-16 17:17 UTC by Stefan Parvu
Modified: 2020-01-16 18:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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virt-manager storage options (51.63 KB, image/png)
2020-01-16 17:17 UTC, Stefan Parvu
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Description Stefan Parvu 2020-01-16 17:17:58 UTC
Created attachment 210798 [details]
virt-manager storage options

when I am trying to create a new Xen domain guest, for example debian10 and Im trying to setup the new VM as using a STATA disk Im not able to select this option. Im giving the following: IDE, SCSI, Xen. In general there it should be presented as well SATA. But it missing in this case.

Check the screenshot attached.
Comment 1 Roger Pau Monné freebsd_committer 2020-01-16 18:13:07 UTC
AFAIK when using QEMU with Xen the emulated chipset is a PIIX which doesn't support SATA, and hence the option won't be available. This is not a limitation of libvirt or FreeBSD, but rather of Xen itself.

Note that however using IDE or SATA is not going to make much difference performance wise, it's all emulated by QEMU and hence slow. Your best option is to use the Xen PV drivers (usually called blkfront) in the guest in order to obtain the best performance, anything emulated is going to be slower.