Can I have virtio-win package on CentOS?

Nickolai Leschov asked:

In “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Virtualization Host Configuration and Guest Installation Guide” in chapter 10.1 “Installing the KVM Windows para-virtualized drivers” it says:

The virtio-win package contains the para-virtualized block and network drivers for all supported Windows guest virtual machines. The virtio-win package can be found here in RHN

Alas, RHN is a premium feature of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Are virtio drivers available on CentOS?

My answer:


Yes, you can download the drivers from the upstream KVM project.

If you want an installable virtio-win RPM package, similar to that provided by RHEL, then you can use the virtio-win yum repository provided by the Fedora Project.


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