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How to install QEMU Guest Agent on Linux and Windows

Introduction
 

The QEMU guest agent is a daemon on a virtual machine. The agent passes network information on the virtual machine, to the host. In this article, we will explain how to install QEMU Guest Agent on Linux and Windows.

Linux
 

QEMU Guest Agent package is available in all Linux operating systems, so this will be very easy and simple to install.

 

In Debian-based systems, you can install by just running this command:

apt install qemu-guest-agent

In RHEL-based systems, you can install by just running this command:

yum install qemu-guest-agent

In OpenSuSE, you can install by just running this command:

zypper install qemu-guest-agent

After, you need to start the service to get it to work:

systemctl start qemu-guest-agent

If you want to start it in boot enable it by running this command:

systemctl enable qemu-guest-agent

Once the agent is installed – Please reboot your server when it’s convenient for you 

Windows
 

To install in Windows servers you need to download this ISO file to your server.

 

 

Next, open the ISO file and navigate to the guest-agent named folder.

 

 

Execute one of the 2 installers based on your windows version 32 bit or 64 bit. 

 

 

Finally, QEMU Guest Agent will be installed and running.

 

 

You can check if QEMU Agent is running in task manager.

 

 

Once done – reboot the VM 

 

Conclusion
 

You have successfully installed QEMU Guest Agent in your operating system.