7.3. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Guest with PXE
Procedure 7.3. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with virt-manager
Optional: PreparationPrepare the storage environment for the 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 7.15. The main virt-manager windowClick on thebutton to start the new virtualized guest wizard.
Figure 7.16. The create new virtualized guest buttonThe New VM 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 7.17. The New VM window - Step 1Clickto continue.
- The remaining steps are the same as the ISO installation procedure. Continue from Step 5 of the ISO installation procedure. From this point, the only difference in this PXE procedure is on the final New VM screen, which shows the Install: PXE Install field.
Figure 7.18. The New VM window - Step 5 - PXE Install