Comments 10 Posted In Red Hat Virtualization RHEV3: seeking for virtio driver for windows Latest response 2012-01-25T13:53:43+00:00 Hi, As part of curent evaluation, I'm willing to test windows OS. I managed to found virtio floppy for rhev 2 (https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-24866) but i'm unsure it works for RHEV3. Could someboby answer? Regards Bernard BM Started 2012-01-24T16:25:50+00:00 by Bernard MEUNIER Active Contributor 378 points Log in to join the conversation Responses Sort By Oldest Sort By Newest DY Guru 5340 points 24 January 2012 4:29 PM Dan Yasny Hi Bernard, Please check if you can access https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/channel/downloads/Download.do?cid=12082 BM Active Contributor 378 points 25 January 2012 7:42 AM Bernard MEUNIER Yes it works thank you. How could have found it by myself? Most important, is there a document explaining roles of various drivers and how could I get a 1Gbps Ethernet under windows? Regards DY Guru 5340 points 25 January 2012 9:01 AM Dan Yasny First of all, for future reference, look for packages relevant to RHEV under the RHEL 6 channels, because it is not a standalone package now, like it used to be with RHEV 2. As for the drivers, it's easy enough: virtio_blk is the virtio disk driver virtio_net is the virtio network driver guest agent is the agent installed in the VM that reports VM information (like the IP address and stats) back to the RHEV-Manager SSO is the package that allows you to log in to the user portal once, and then connect to VMs without providing your password again QXL is the Spice GPU driver USB client is the package that allows for USB redirection into the VM BM Active Contributor 378 points 25 January 2012 11:06 AM Bernard MEUNIER I found this video later on and think it could be useful for other guys having same question: https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/videos/red-hat-enterprise-virtualization-installing-guest-tools DY Guru 5340 points 25 January 2012 9:02 AM Dan Yasny For best network throughput, use the virtio_net driver in your Windows VM BM Active Contributor 378 points 25 January 2012 9:34 AM Bernard MEUNIER Thank you, I managed getting my Windows running with both disk and network virtio drivers. I'm now looking for RHEV3 guest agent download (which should answer another question I posted today: how to get VM's IP displayed in RHEV manager columns). Regards DY Guru 5340 points 25 January 2012 9:41 AM Dan Yasny on your RHEV-M run `yum install rhev-guest-tools-iso` Then you will be able to find the tools ISO at /usr/share/rhev-guest-tools-iso/rhev-tools-setup.iso BM Active Contributor 378 points 25 January 2012 10:14 AM Bernard MEUNIER Thanks this well worked. One complementary question: how installing agent in Linux VMs? is it some kind of yum install rhev-guest-tools? Red Hat Guru 4674 points 25 January 2012 10:39 AM Sadique Puthen You need to first subscribe your RHEL guest system to a child channel called "Red Hat Enterprise Virt Agent", then do "yum install rhev-agent" and then do "service rhev-agentd start". BM Active Contributor 378 points 25 January 2012 1:53 PM Bernard MEUNIER Thanks, it well worked for me.