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Downloads of v


Last Update:

29 Jul 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Google
  • Virtuozzo
  • IBM


virtio driver kvm

virtIO drivers

This is not the latest version of virtIO drivers available.

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Google
  • Virtuozzo
  • IBM


virtio driver kvm

virtIO drivers

This is not the latest version of virtIO drivers available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install virtIO drivers, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade virtIO drivers, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall virtIO drivers, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade virtio-drivers -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade virtio-drivers -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install virtio-drivers
    name: virtio-drivers
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'virtio-drivers' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller virtio-drivers
    Name     = "virtio-drivers"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'virtio-drivers':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 29 Jul 2020.


Virtio is a virtualization standard for network and disk device drivers where just the guest's device driver "knows" it is running in a virtual environment, and cooperates with the hypervisor. This enables guests to get high performance network and disk operations, and gives most of the performance benefits of paravirtualization.

$pkgDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$isoPath = Join-Path $pkgDir virtio.iso
$downloadArgs = @{
	packageName = $Env:ChocolateyPackageName
	fileFullPath = $isoPath
	url = ''
	checksumType = 'sha512'
	checksum = 'db9938f1f17b723a994d1bd5bb0e0ffce47ae2bbfa96f9bdf1d895750502600f9a71f0486a97af9301659e05ebd5365d1f08dc0e062d1f9e4c3acaac8b7f0bf5'
Get-ChocolateyWebFile @downloadArgs
$extractPath = Join-Path $pkgDir virtio
7z x $isoPath -o"$extractPath"
Remove-Item $isoPath

$info = ConvertFrom-Json ([IO.File]::ReadAllText((Join-Path $extractPath 'data/info.json')))
$arch = if ($Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW6432 -eq $null) { $Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE } else { $Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW6432 }
$os = switch ($Env:OS_NAME) {
	'Windows 10' { 'w10' }
	'Windows 8.1' { 'w8.1' }
	'Windows 8' { 'w8' }
	'Windows 7' { 'w7' }
	'Windows XP' { 'xp' }
	'Windows Server 2019' { '2k19' }
	'Windows Server 2016' { '2k16' }
	'Windows Server 2012 R2' { '2k12R2' }
	'Windows Server 2012' { '2k12' }
	'Windows Server 2008 R2' { '2k8R2' }
	'Windows Server 2008' { '2k8' }
	'Windows Server 2003' { '2k3' }

# NetKVM is available for all $infRelPath - I extract the Certificate from there
$netkvm = $info.drivers | where { $ -eq 'Red Hat VirtIO Ethernet Adapter' -and $_.arch -eq $arch -and $_.windows_version -eq $os }
$cert = (Get-AuthenticodeSignature ([IO.Path]::ChangeExtension((Join-Path $extractPath $netkvm.inf_path), '.cat'))).SignerCertificate;
$certFile = Join-Path $pkgDir 'RedHat.cer'
$exportType = [Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509ContentType]::Cert;
[IO.File]::WriteAllBytes($certFile, $cert.Export($exportType));
certutil.exe -addstore -f TrustedPublisher $certFile

$infListPath = Join-Path $pkgDir inflist.txt
$info.drivers | where { $_.arch -eq $arch -and $_.windows_version -eq $os } | % {
	$infPath = Join-Path $extractPath $_.inf_path
	$output = pnputil.exe /add-driver $infPath /install
	echo $output
	if ($output[4] -match '^[^:]*: *(.*)') {
		Add-Content -Path $infListPath -Value $Matches[1]
	if ($ -eq 'VirtIO Balloon Driver') {
		Copy-Item (Join-Path (Split-Path -Parent $infPath) blnsvr.exe) $pkgDir
		Invoke-Expression "$(Join-Path $pkgDir 'blnsvr.exe') -i"

$gaPath = Join-Path $extractPath 'guest-agent\qemu-ga-{0}.msi'
$installArgs = @{
	packageName = "QEMU Guest Agent"
	fileType = 'msi'
	silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
	file = $gaPath -f 'i386'
	file64 = $gaPath -f 'x86_64'
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installArgs

Remove-Item -Recurse $extractPath
$pkgDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$infListPath = Join-Path $pkgDir inflist.txt
Invoke-Expression "$(Join-Path $pkgDir 'blnsvr.exe') -u"
Get-Content $infListPath | % { pnputil /delete-driver $_ /force }
$cert = New-Object Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2
$cert.Import((Join-Path $pkgDir 'RedHat.cer'))
Get-ChildItem (Join-Path Cert:\LocalMachine\TrustedPublisher $cert.Thumbprint) | Remove-Item

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
virtIO drivers 1903 Friday, September 17, 2021 Approved
virtIO drivers 818 Saturday, July 31, 2021 Approved
virtIO drivers 509 Thursday, July 8, 2021 Approved
virtIO drivers 1539 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 641 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 219 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 484 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 235 Monday, June 22, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 651 Monday, March 30, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 231 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 404 Sunday, February 9, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 245 Monday, January 20, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 130 Monday, January 20, 2020 Approved
virtIO drivers 570 Sunday, October 27, 2019 Approved
virtIO drivers 0.1.172 511 Friday, October 11, 2019 Approved
virtIO drivers 0.1.171 4943 Saturday, June 22, 2019 Approved
virtIO drivers 0.1.164 345 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Approved
virtIO drivers 0.1.160 379 Saturday, October 6, 2018 Approved
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