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