Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Installation Guide

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Documentation Team

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Abstract

A comprehensive guide to installing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
I. Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
1. Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
2. System Requirements
2.1. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Requirements
2.1.1. Hardware Requirements
2.1.2. Browser Requirements
2.1.3. Client Requirements
2.1.4. Operating System Requirements
2.1.5. DNS Requirements
2.2. Hypervisor Requirements
2.2.1. CPU Requirements
2.2.2. Memory Requirements
2.2.3. Storage Requirements
2.2.4. PCI Device Requirements
2.2.5. Hardware Considerations For Device Assignment
2.3. Firewalls
2.3.1. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Firewall Requirements
2.3.2. Hypervisor Firewall Requirements
2.3.3. Directory Server Firewall Requirements
2.3.4. Database Server Firewall Requirements
II. Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
3. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
3.1. Subscribing to the Required Entitlements
3.2. Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Packages
3.3. Configuring the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
3.4. Connecting to the Administration Portal
4. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Related Tasks
4.1. Removing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
4.2. Configuring a Local Repository for Offline Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Installation
5. Data Warehouse and Reports
5.1. Overview of Configuring Data Warehouse and Reports
5.2. Data Warehouse and Reports Configuration Notes
5.3. Data Warehouse and Reports Installation Options
5.3.1. Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse and Reports on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
5.3.2. Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse and Reports Together on a Separate Machine
5.3.3. Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse and Reports on Separate Machines
5.3.4. Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and Reports on a Separate Machine
5.3.5. Installing and Configuring Data Warehouse on a Separate Machine and Reports on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
5.4. Migrating Data Warehouse and Reports to Separate Machines
5.4.1. Migrating the Data Warehouse Database to a Separate Machine
5.4.2. Migrating the Data Warehouse Service to a Separate Machine
5.4.3. Migrating the Reports Service to a Separate Machine
III. Installing Hypervisor Hosts
6. Introduction to Hypervisor Hosts
7. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
7.1. Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
7.2. Modifying the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor ISO
7.2.1. Introduction to Modifying the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor ISO
7.2.2. Installing the edit-node Tool
7.2.3. Syntax of the edit-node Tool
7.2.4. Adding and Updating Packages
7.2.5. Modifying the Default ID of Users and Groups
7.3. Additional Ways to Prepare the Installation Media
7.3.1. Preparing USB Installation Media Using dd
7.3.2. Preparing USB Installation Media Using dd on Linux Systems
7.3.3. Preparing USB Installation Media Using dd on Windows Systems
7.3.4. Preparing Optical Hypervisor Installation Media
7.4. Automated Installation of the Hypervisor (Advanced)
7.4.1. How the Kernel Arguments Work
7.4.2. Required Parameters
7.4.3. Storage Parameters
7.4.4. Networking Parameters
7.4.5. Red Hat Network (RHN) Parameters
7.4.6. Authentication Parameters
7.4.7. Other Parameters
7.4.8. An Automated Hypervisor Installation Example
7.5. Configuring the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
7.5.1. Configuring Networking on the Hypervisor
7.5.2. Configuring Remote Storage
7.5.3. Connecting the Hypervisor to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
7.5.4. Registering the Hypervisor
7.5.5. Changing the Admin User Password and Other Security-Related Tasks
7.5.6. Changing the Keyboard Layout on the Hypervisor
7.5.7. Enabling the SNMP Agent on the Hypervisor
7.5.8. Enabling CIM Monitoring Connections on the Hypervisor
7.5.9. Configuring Logging
7.5.10. Configuring Kernel Dumps
7.5.11. The Diagnostics Screen
7.5.12. The Performance Screen
7.5.13. The Plugins Screen
7.5.14. The Hosted Engine Screen
7.6. Approving a Registered Hypervisor
8. Red Hat Virtualization Hosts
8.1. Installing Red Hat Virtualization Host
8.2. Advanced Installation
8.2.1. Custom Partitioning
8.2.2. Automating Red Hat Virtualization Host Deployment
9. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
9.1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
9.2. Host Compatibility Matrix
9.3. Subscribing to the Required Entitlements
9.4. Manually Adding a Hypervisor from the Administration Portal
IV. Attaching Storage
10. Storage
10.1. Introduction to Storage
10.2. Adding FCP Storage
A. Changing the Permissions for the Local ISO Domain
B. Attaching the Local ISO Domain to a Data Center
C. Enabling Gluster Processes on Red Hat Gluster Storage Nodes
D. Preparing a Remote PostgreSQL Database for Use with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
E. Preparing a Local Manually-Configured PostgreSQL Database for Use with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
F. Installing a Websocket Proxy on a Separate Machine
G. Configuring a Hypervisor Host for PCI Passthrough
H. Revision History