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I want to know how do I make the spice drivers available to Win7 guest on (RHEL 5.8+KVM) set-up.


I skimmed thru' the docs but did not see much on it. I did see docs on virtio drivers installation (n/w and block). I was able to mount the virtio-win.iso on the Win7 guest, but I did not see spice drivers in that ISO.


Following are the details on the set-up:


I am running RHEL 5.8 (x86-64) with KVM:


[root@rhel_58 Win7]# uname -a
Linux rhel_58 2.6.18-308.el5 #1 SMP Fri Jan 27 17:17:51 EST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


[root@rhel_58 Win7]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 (Tikanga)


I installed the spice bits on the server (see rpm output):


[root@rhel58_kvm Win7]# rpm -qa | grep -i spice

The following directory has spice drivers for Win7 guest on my RHEL 5.8 KVM server:




[root@rhel58_kvm Win7]# ls -tlr
total 188
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  15944 Aug 10  2011 qxl.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   2550 Aug 10  2011 qxl.inf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 121928 Aug 10  2011 qxldd.dll
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   7963 Aug 10  2011
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  20552 Aug 10  2011 viostor.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   2550 Aug 10  2011 viostor.inf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   7712 Aug 10  2011


[root@rhel58_kvm Win7]# chkconfig --list | grep -i spice
spice-vdagentd     0:off    1:off    2:off    3:off    4:off    5:on    6:off
spiceusbsrvd       0:off    1:off    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off


I am running in run-level 5 for now.

1) So, how do I make these spice (drivers) make available for installation to Win7 guest  (since they do not appear to be in the virtio-win.iso) ?


2) Am I missing any bits on the RHEL 5.8 server w.r.t. SPICE ?


Will appreciate some pointers.





The spice drivers and vdagent for Windows are available in the rhev-tools ISO image, but they are not available outside of RHEV.

Like Andrew said, there is no ready packaging available outside of RHEV, but you can create your own ISO and place the drivers you have on it. Attach that ISO to your Windows guest, and point to it as the driver location.