Install Qemu guest agent in Debian & Ubuntu

In this article, we explain how to install qemu guest agent in debian & ubuntu

Qemu guest agent is a helper daemon that exchanges information between the quest and the host and executes commands in the guest for snapshot, backup, reboot, power off, power on and many others. to install qemu guest agent, follow the below mentioned instructions:

Step 1: Log in using SSH:

You must be logged in via SSH as sudo or root user. Please read this article for instructions if you don’t know how to connect.

Step 2: Install qemu guest agent

apt update && apt -y install qemu-guest-agent

Step 3: Enable and Start Qemu Agent

systemctl enable qemu-guest-agent
systemctl start qemu-guest-agent

Step 4: Verify

Verify that the Qemu quest agent is running

systemctl status qemu-guest-agent

Finally, qemu guest agent is very important for communication between host and guest and should not be removed to better control your VPS from your client area

Diana October 20, 2022
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