[Users] Agents for Windows

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Thu Dec 19 08:37:20 UTC 2013

On 12/18/2013 11:44 PM, Blaster wrote:
>  From RHEL 6.5 release notes...
>       Windows Guest Agent Fully Supported
> The Windows guest agent is now fully supported and delivered with its
> own installer in the Supplementary channel together with virtio-win drivers.
> [...]
>       Application-Aware|freeze|and|thaw|on Microsoft Windows with VSS
>       Support on*qemu-ga-win*
> VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) is a Microsoft Windows API that allows,
> among other things, the notification of applications for proper,
> consistent freeze and thaw operations. With this feature, snapshots
> taken while the virtual machine is running are consistent through the
> whole stack (from the block layer to the guest applications) and can be
> used for backup purposes. For more information, see theVirtualization
> Administration Guide
> <https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Virtualization_Administration_Guide/sub-sect-qemu-ga-freeze-thaw.html>
> Is there any issue with using these drivers with OVIRT?  (since ovirt is
> upstream of RHEV, it should work, right?)
> I know, the answer will be no...

shouldn't be any issue using these (other than potential bugs of course)

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