How to Install RHEV Hypervisor "ovirt-node" on existing RHEL 6 Operating System

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Respected Sir/Madam


How to Installing RHEV Hypervisor on my Existing RHEL6 Based Operating system




Hello Pratik,

If you would like just to fire up a hypervisor you already have everything you need, since KVM is a part of the RHEL kernel. Otherwise, if you wish to explore the power of RHEV you don't need RHEL at all, since RHEV-H is a "bare-metal" hypervisor, meaning it installs directly on top of the physical server[1].


Alternatively you can play with nested hypervisor, which is a bit tricky and absolutely useless for enterprise deployments.





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Hello Pratik,

If you are wondering how to build your physical nodes with RHEL and then "convert" them into a Hypervisor for use with RHEV, that is a fairly straight-forward process.

You will want to review Section 4 (specifically in the guide)

Basically you will:

  • Subscribe your RHEL host to the appropriate RHN Channel (or Satellite)
  • Configure your host to allow root ssh logins
  • Login to RHEV Web Admin Portal
  • Drill down to System | <Data Center> | Clusters | <Cluster Name> | Hosts
  • Click on New

Before you start, make sure you have:

  • Node Name
  • IP Address
  • Root Password
  • ILOM information (not a necessity)