3.4.3 Configuring the Oracle VM Guest Additions Daemon to Run as a Service

To enable ovmd to run as a service on Oracle Linux, run the chkconfig command as root:

# chkconfig ovmd on

To start the ovmd service, run the following as root:

# /etc/init.d/ovmd start

When configured as a service, ovmd listens for message requests sent from Oracle VM Manager.