Offline Installation Method

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Will there be or is there currently a method to perform the installation of RHEV3 offline? We have a need to install the product in our offline development environment in the long term, as well as the fact that we can't install beta products in our production environment, but would really like to beta test the product.

 

I'm thinking I can reposync the beta channels and do it that way, but just wondering if there was an offline installer that could be used like with RHEV 2.x.

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Normally people use satellite in an environment that has no direct RHN access

 

Thanks,

Dan

There are several methods to do offline installation of RHEV3.

 

1 - If you have a satellite server in your environment, you can sync the relevant channels to satellite and register your RHEL6 machines to satellite and do yum installation.

 

2- Download all the relevant packages from RHN to a local system and create a yum repo using that and configure /etc/yum.repos.d/xxx.repo to point to that before trying "yum intall rhevm".

Tech Brief describing RHEV 3.0 offline installs.

There's a script now for creating an offline repository of all packages needed to install RHEV systems (RHEV-M, RHEL host, etc.) when the systems don't have access to Red Hat Network. The script and tech brief describing how to use it are contained here:

 

http://red.ht/J5tYHh
 

The script grabs all packages that need to be added to a base install to create a RHEV-M or RHEL host. You carry the repo and a RHEL server install DVD to install the RHEV systems.

Sirs,

How do we update the package list detailed in the script of  http://red.ht/J5tYHh in order to offline install rhevm 3.1  ???

is the same list for the 3.0 ???

 

#Edit package list here in case it changes. 
#To get only RHEV-M, leave only "rhevm" in the list
dlList="rhevm
rhev-agent
rhev-guest-tools-iso
rhev-hypervisor6
rhev-hypervisor6-tools
fence-agents
vdsm-bootstrap
vdsm-cli
vdsm-hook-vhostmd
vdsm-reg
vdsm
libguestfs-java
libguestfs-mount
libguestfs-winsupport
perl-libguestfs
python-libguestfs
libguestfs
libguestfs-tools
libguestfs-tools-c
perl-Net-Telnet
python-suds
qemu-kvm-tools"
 
Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The list of channels should be changed first of all:

 

RHEV-Manager channels:

jbappplatform-6-x86_64-server-6-rpm
rhel-x86_64-server-6
rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevh (if you want to download the rhev-h images) 
rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-3.1
rhel-x86_64-server-supplementary-6
rhel-x86_64-server-v2vwin-6 (for virt-v2v)

RHEV Hosts (RHEL based):

rhel-x86_64-rhev-mgmt-agent-6
rhel-x86_64-server-6
rhel-x86_64-server-supplementary-6

The package list should be the same