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Category:Ovirt guest agent

Ovirt-guest-agent is a daemon which resides within the guest and is required to perform/supply information to the Virtualization Manager (such as oVirt-engine or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager) that is required to properly manage the VMs. It communicates to Vdsm through a vioserial device using a json protocol. It is written in python and supports a growing list of Guest OSs.


Important Ovirt-guest-agent wiki pages

More project information

Our git repository will be published soon probably on Fedora Hosted.
Since the entire communication to the virtualization management system is through Vdsm, we'll use the Vdsm's mailing lists for all communications: vdsm-patches for submitting new patches, and vdsm-devel for general discussions on where Ovirt-guest-agent development should go. On the latter one, users and potential developers should feel comfortable to seek help, ask questions, and get answers about Ovirt-guest-agent.


Currently, Ovirt-guest-agent can run on:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • CentOS 6.x
  • Fedora 16-20
  • Ubuntu 12.04+
  • openSUSE 12.x+
  • Windows XP (32)
  • Windows 7 (32/64)
  • Windows 8.x (32/64)
  • Windows 2003 (32/64/R2)
  • Windows 2008 (32/64/R2)
  • Windows 2012 (32/64/R2)

For Linux systems - it requires python and a vioserial device
For windows systems - it requires python and pywin32 packages installed


  • It is harder to setup on Windows systems (a wiki will be published soon)