(Last Updated On: August 21, 2017)

Install ovirt guest agent on Linux: Hello good people. Today I would like to show you how to  install ovirt guest agent on Linux. The process is fairly simple and will provide the oVirt-engine with additional information about the VM.

oVirt Guest Agent

The oVirt Guest Agent provides information, notifications, and actions between the oVirt web interface and the guest.  The agent provides the Machine Name, Operating System, IP Addresses, Installed Applications, Network and RAM usage and others details to the web interface.

The agent also provides Single Sign On so a authenticated user to the web interface does not need to authenticate again when connected to a VM.

Install oVirt Guest Agent on Fedora/CentOS/RHEL

Follow these steps:

First, install epel:

sudo yum -y install epel-release

Install oVirt Guest Tools using yum:

sudo yum install ovirt-guest-agent-common

Enter the following command to start the service:

sudo systemctl enable ovirt-guest-agent.service
sudo systemctl start ovirt-guest-agent.service
sudo systemctl status ovirt-guest-agent.service

Install oVirt Guest Agent on Ubuntu 16.04

Create a new repo file.

vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ovirt-guest-agent.list

Add the following line to it.

deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/evilissimo:/ubuntu:/16.04/xUbuntu_16.04/ /

Download apt key:

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/evilissimo:/ubuntu:/16.04/xUbuntu_16.04//Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ovirt-guest-agent

Install oVirt Guest Agent on Ubuntu 14.04

Add the file:

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ovirt-guest-agent.list

Add content:

deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/evilissimo:/ubuntu:/14.04/xUbuntu_14.04/ /

Download apt key and install ovirt guest agent:

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/evilissimo:/ubuntu:/14.04/xUbuntu_14.04//Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ovirt-guest-agent

On Ubuntu, service will automatically be configured to start on boot.

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