Chapter 1. RHBA-2011:1783 — Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor

The bugs contained in this chapter are addressed by advisory RHBA-2011:1783. Further information about this advisory is available at

1.1. Node

Modal dialog boxes have been replaced with inline error messages where appropriate in newt. Modal dialog boxes have been retained in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor only where the user must make a choice. On the Config UI Security Page, modal dialog boxes have been removed where doing so did not diminish functionality. The look and feel of the Config UI Security Page has also been streamlined.

'admin' user account is used to access RHEV-H Configuration menu at login prompt and its password is set at initial interactive installation time.
For automated RHEV-H installation, adminpw boot parameter was introduced to set the password for the 'admin' user. This is optional and RHEV-H Configuration menu is not required if automated installation was successful.

rootpw boot parameter was introduced to allow debugging installation failures but root shell access is not required for normal RHEV-H operations and it is not supported except when instructed by Red Hat Support.

When using the rootpw parameter, registration to RHEV-M will fail until the root password is updated on first login.

When DHCP is selected in RHEV Hypervisor Network configuration, NTP and DNS server information is retrieved from DHCP options and cannot be manually selected.

The only path available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Local Storage Domain on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor 6 is /data/images/rhev.

Upgrade from RHEV Hypervisor 6.2-0.12 (RHEV 3.0 Beta 1) is not supported.
You must reinstall the hypervisor using installation media for RHEV Hypervisor 6.2-0.17.2 or higher version.

Previously, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization did not have a boot menu option that provided a clean install. In some cases, attempting a clean install could lead to NIC devices being improperly configured.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization now has a boot menu option which provides a clean install which properly configures NIC devices.

Upgrades from beta to GA will result in an incorrect partitioning of the host.  GA version must be installed clean.

UEFI machines must be set to legacy boot options for RHEV-H to boot successfully after installation.