Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization supports hosts running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AMD64/Intel 64 version with Intel VT or AMD-V extensions. For the supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions, see Host Compatibility Matrix
in the Installation Guide. To use your Red Hat Enterprise Linux machine as a host, you must also attach the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
entitlement and the
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Adding a host can take some time, as the following steps are completed by the platform: virtualization checks, installation of packages, creation of bridge, and a reboot of the host. Use the details pane to monitor the process as the host and management system establish a connection.
Third-party watchdogs should not be installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts, as they can interfere with the watchdog daemon provided by VDSM.