6.3. Installing KVM with a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation
- Start an interactive Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation CD-ROM, DVD or PXE.
- You must enter a valid installation number when prompted to receive access to the virtualization and other Advanced Platform packages.
- Complete all steps up to the package selection step.Select the Virtualization package group and the Customize Now radio button.
- Select the KVM package group. Deselect the Virtualization package group. This selects the KVM hypervisor,
Customize the packages (if required)Customize the Virtualization group if you require other virtualization packages.Press the Close button then the Forward button to continue the installation.
This section describes how to use a Kickstart file to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the KVM hypervisor packages. Kickstart files allow for large, automated installations without a user manually installing each individual system. The steps in this section will assist you in creating and using a Kickstart file to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the virtualization packages.
%packagessection of your Kickstart file, append the following package group: