[Users] oVirt-guest-agent EL6 vioserial question

Sven Knohsalla s.knohsalla at netbiscuits.com
Fri Nov 8 16:56:28 UTC 2013

Hi Sven,

thanks for the fast reply.

oVirt Engine Version: 3.2.1-1.fc18 , F18 based

F18 hosts as nodes:
Kernel Version: 3.9.11 - 200.fc18.x86_64
KVM Version:  1.2.2 - 13.fc18
LIBVIRT Version: libvirt-
VDSM Version: vdsm-4.10.3-17.fc18
SPICE Version: 0.12.2 - 3.fc18

I currently installed ovirt-guest-agent RPM on CentOS 6.4 64bit guest (latest).

[root at deovn-yXX ~]# virsh -r dumpxml VMNAME | grep virtio-serial
    <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'>
      <alias name='virtio-serial0'/>
      <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/>
      <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='2'/>
      <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='3'/>

Yes, it seems virtio-serial has been attached to the VM.

I installed python python-devel  packages on this VM.
Do I need further packages for this virtio-serial dev ?

Thanks in advance!


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-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at ovirt.org [mailto:users-bounces at ovirt.org] On Behalf Of Sven Kieske
Sent: Freitag, 8. November 2013 16:57
To: users at ovirt.org
Subject: Re: [Users] oVirt-guest-agent EL6 vioserial question


what are your exact versions, of OS on management and compute node?
Which EL6 version do you run in a vm?

We run ovirt-engine 3.2.3 and our CentOS 6.4 guests have virtio_serial attached.

did you check with virsh dumpxml that it's not present?



Am 08.11.2013 16:45, schrieb Sven Knohsalla:
> Hi,
> ovirt-guest-agent (1.0.8-1.el6) currently just shows IP address under oVirt 3.2.1 .
> I assume this has to do with missing vioserial device?
> The documentation says (http://www.ovirt.org/Category:Ovirt_guest_agent):
> For Linux systems - it requires python and a vioserial device.
> What needs to be done to install vioserial (virtual component / rpm package) ?

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