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7.2. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Guest with a Network Installation Tree
Procedure 7.2. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with virt-manager
Optional: PreparationPrepare the storage environment for the guest virtual machine. For more information on preparing storage, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Virtualization Administration Guide.
ImportantVarious storage types may be used for storing guest virtual machines. However, for a virtual machine to be able to use migration features the virtual machine must be created on networked storage.Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 requires at least 1GB of storage space. However, Red Hat recommends at least 5GB of storage space for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 installation and for the procedures in this guide.
Open virt-manager and start the wizardOpen virt-manager by executing the
virt-managercommand as root or opening Applications → System Tools → Virtual Machine Manager.
Figure 7.11. The main virt-manager windowClick on the Create a new virtual machine button to start the new virtual machine wizard.
Figure 7.12. The Create a new virtual machine buttonThe Create a new virtual machine window opens.
Name the virtual machineVirtual machine names can contain letters, numbers and the following characters: '_', '.' and '-'. Virtual machine names must be unique for migration and cannot consist only of numbers.Choose the installation method from the list of radio buttons.
Figure 7.13. The New VM window - Step 1Click Forward to continue.
- Provide the installation URL, and the Kickstart URL and Kernel options if required.
Figure 7.14. The New VM window - Step 2Click Forward to continue.
- The remaining steps are the same as the ISO installation procedure. Continue from Step 5 of the ISO installation procedure.