I recently had a need to run Proxmox Virtual Environment (7.2-4) at home for a project. So far everything seemed to be straight forward, partially thanks to KVM technology used in Promox.
However, I also learned a few things along the way too. The first thing that I had look up on the Internet to get it working is to activate (Promox) qemu-guest-agent.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely you didn’t get it working on first trial either.
To get it working, on RHEL based VMs (likely also apply to Debian-based too, but I didn’t test it), do the following:
- Install a package named
dnf install qemu-guest-agent)
- Power down the VM. (You should know how to do this right?)
- On Promox VE, go to the VM, click on Options -> QEMU Guest Agent, then change it to Enabled.
- Start the VM, and enable and start the
systemctl enable --now qemu-guest-agent)
That’s it. It’s easy you know how to do it. I will link the resource which helped me with this at the botoom .