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How to install VM Tools for SLES 15 on FusionCompute 6.5.1

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How to install VM Tools for SLES 15 on FusionCompute 6.5.1

By default, On Huawei’s FusionCompute 6.5.1 we cannot install VM Tools for SLES15 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15).

Qemu-guest-agent (default version that comes with FusionCompute 6.5.1 for SLES) doesn’t support the with vm-agent for SLES15. So we have found a practice that will enable vm-agent running successfully.

We need to apply the following steps:

  1. Uninstall qemu-guest-agent
  2. install vm-agent for SLES
  3. check vm-agent started successfully by running $ sudo service vm-agent status
  4. install qemu-guest-agent
  5. restart vm-agent –> sudo vm-agent restart

Open Yast à Software manager

Remove Qemu-guest-agent

Open terminal (Suppose /dev/sr0 as a mounted drive which is having vm-tools-* )

$ mkdir /root/xvdd

$ mount  /dev/sr0 /root/xvdd  

$ cd /root/xvdd

$ cp vmtools-for-suse11sp3-x86_64-2.5.0.142.tar.bz2 /root

$ cd /root

$ tar –xjvf vmtools-for-suse11sp3-x86_64-2.5.0.142.tar.bz2

$ cd vmtools

$ ./install

$ service vm-agent status

Install qemu-guest-agent from yast

$ service vm-agent restart

Check the agent is installed and Tools Status shows as “Running“.

Thanks to our Linux Consultant Mr. Manoj Mohanan for solving this issue for us.

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