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9.4. Manually Adding a Hypervisor from the Administration Portal
Adding a host to your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment 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 the Manager establish a connection.
Procedure 9.2. Adding a Host to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
- From the Administration Portal, click the Hosts resource tab.
- Click New Host window.to open the
- Use the drop-down menu to select the Data Center and Host Cluster for the new host.
ImportantRed Hat recommends to keep Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts in different clusters.
- Enter the Name and the Address of the new host. The standard SSH port, port 22, is auto-filled in the SSH Port field.
- Select an authentication method to use for the Manager to access the host.
- Enter the root user's password to use password authentication.
- Alternatively, copy the key displayed in the SSH PublicKey field to
/root/.ssh/authorized_keyson the host to use public key authentication.
- Click thebutton to expand the advanced host settings.
- Optionally disable automatic firewall configuration.
- Optionally add a host SSH fingerprint to increase security. You can add it manually, or fetch it automatically.
- You can configure power management, where the host has a supported power management card. For information on power management configuration, see Host Power Management Settings Explained in the Administration Guide.
The new host displays in the list of hosts with a status of
Installing, and you can view the progress of the installation in the details pane. After a brief delay the host status changes to Up.