Managing guest tools

This section explains how to install and uninstall the guest tools. This functionality is required for running commands in virtual machines without network connectivity, as well as for creating consistent snapshots of a running VM’s disks.


  • Guest tools rely on the QEMU guest agent that is installed alongside the tools. The agent service must be running for the tools to work.


  • Virtual machines are created, as described in Creating virtual machines.
  • The virtual machine has a guest operating system installed.