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Chapter 39. Installing under KVM

This section describes how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 in the KVM host.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  • Create virtual machine with the instance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a KVM guest operating system, use the following virt-install command on the KVM host:

    $ virt-install --name=<guest_name> --disk size=<disksize_in_GB> --memory=<memory_size_in_MB> --cdrom <filepath_to_iso> --graphics vnc

    For more information on virt-install options, see the virt-install man page. For more information on creating virtual machines, see the Creating virtual machines using the command-line interface section.

Additional resources

  • For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a KVM guest on IBM Z see the KVM on IBM Z source page.