I have a Windows 10 VM set up on my Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS laptop. Overall the experience has been good -- even to the point of having multiple displays configured for the guest.
I started by installed the QEMU Guest Agent found here:
This got me fairly far, but things like mouse performance were abysmal.
Eventually came across this wonderful package, and it made everything work much better:
Things are CONSIDERABLY BETTER with this agent, including dynamic screen resize, clipboard between guest/host, etc.
As it stands right now, I have both installed. However, it looked like the "spice-guest-tools" installed most of the same drivers that I did manually with the QEMU guest ISO.
Is it safe to remove the QEMU Guest Agent? Will I lose the ability to send commands to the VM via virsh if I do? Any explicit problems with leaving both intact (it all seems to be working fine right now)?
Looking through the manual didn't seem to give a ton of guidance:
At best, it was wishy washy, depending on how you installed other drivers.
Can the "spice-guest-tools" installation stand alone on a Windows guest, or do I need both agents for full functionality?