14.2. Introduction to Directory Servers

During installation, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager creates an admin user on the internal domain. The user is also referred to as admin@internal. This account is intended for use when initially configuring the environment and for troubleshooting. After you have attached an external directory server, added the directory users, and assigned them with appropriate roles and permissions, the admin@internal user can be disabled if it is not required.
If you are upgrading from an existing environment that uses directory servers configured using the domain management tool, it is highly recommended to migrate to the new extension-based provider as the domain management tool will not be supported in future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
For more information on migrating from the legacy provider to the new extension-based provider, see Section 14.5, “Migrating from the Legacy Provider to the New Extension-Based Provider”.
The directory servers supported for use with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 are:
  • 389ds
  • 389ds RFC-2307 Schema
  • Active Directory
  • FreeIPA
  • Red Hat Identity Management (IdM)
  • Novell eDirectory RFC-2307 Schema
  • OpenLDAP RFC-2307 Schema
  • OpenLDAP Standard Schema
  • Oracle Unified Directory RFC-2307 Schema
  • RFC-2307 Schema (Generic)
  • Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS)
  • Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS) RFC-2307 Schema
  • iPlanet

Important

It is not possible to install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (rhevm) and IdM (ipa-server) on the same system. IdM is incompatible with the mod_ssl package, which is required by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

Important

If you are using Active Directory as your directory server, and you want to use sysprep in the creation of templates and virtual machines, then the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization administrative user must be delegated control over the Domain to:
  • Join a computer to the domain
  • Modify the membership of a group
For information on creation of user accounts in Active Directory, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732336.aspx.
For information on delegation of control in Active Directory, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732524.aspx.