[Users] What agents are needed?
cybertimber2000 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 8 19:12:54 UTC 2013
> From: michal.skrivanek at redhat.com
> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:23:19 +0100
> To: Blaster at 556nato.com
> CC: users at ovirt.org
> Subject: Re: [Users] What agents are needed?
> On Dec 3, 2013, at 10:52 , Vinzenz Feenstra <vfeenstr at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 11/30/2013 09:49 PM, Blaster wrote:
> >> There doesn't seem to be a single "tools" or "agent" install like there is under ESXi, that's required to be installed under ovirt, instead I've seen references to
> >> 1) virtio drivers
> >> 2) Spice drivers
> >> 3) qemu agent
> >> What's really needed under both Windows and Linux to get guests working properly?
> > Well it depends on what you consider 'working properly'
> > Mainly you will need to have the VirtIO drivers, the Spice Drivers and the Spice VDAgent
> > For additional features supported by oVirt you'll also need the ovirt-guest-agent
> > The qemu agent is currently optional, however will be required together with the ovirt-guest-agent at some point to support some additional features.
> >> Are all these agents included in Fedora?
> > Yes they are.
> btw the virtio drivers are already in kernel so for a bare minimum functionality you're ready to go without any additional sw on Fedora. If you want copy&paste in SPICE you need vdagent, if you need detailed utilization statistics, app list, guest IP reporting, SSO you need ovirt-guest-agent. If you need the new backup API and hotplug CPU in the future you'll need qemu-ga as well
> Michal, thank you for sharing this information. I am going to try and get this into added to the wiki. Blaster if this helps:For Fedora, you can get the guest agent and spice drivers by running "yum install ovirt-guest-agent spice-vdagent" . Additional steps for the ovirt-guest-agent install here ( http://www.ovirt.org/How_to_install_the_guest_agent_in_Fedora) but I wasn't aware of the spice-vdagent. For Windows- you can get the VirtIO drivers by downloading the iso from http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/, upload it to your ISO store, change the CD on the vm, and then install the drivers through device manager. That will solve virtio-serial and virtio-scsi- you can get the spice drivers by downloading the windows binary from http://www.spice-space.org/download.html (I added this to the wiki this week). Note: Win7 and lower right now.- you can get the ovirt-guest-agent by following these directions: http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_Guest_Agent_For_Windows
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Users mailing list
> >> Users at ovirt.org
> >> http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Vinzenz Feenstra | Senior Software Engineer
> > RedHat Engineering Virtualization R & D
> > Phone: +420 532 294 625
> > IRC: vfeenstr or evilissimo
> > Better technology. Faster innovation. Powered by community collaboration.
> > See how it works at redhat.com
> > _______________________________________________
> > Users mailing list
> > Users at ovirt.org
> > http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users
> Users mailing list
> Users at ovirt.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Users