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 and setting a password inside virtual machines, 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.