Appendix A. Manually Installing the Manager Operating System

To set up the Manager virtual machine in the self-hosted engine environment, you can choose to manually install the Manager operating system or you can use the RHEV-M Virtual Appliance to ease the process. The following procedure guides you through the manual installation process.

Procedure A.1. Manually Installing the Manager Operating System

  1. Configuring the Virtual Machine

    The hosted-engine script creates a virtual machine to be configured as the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. The virtual machine is referred to in this procedure as HostedEngine-VM. Specify the boot device and, if applicable, the path name of the installation media, the CPU type, the number of virtual CPUs, and the disk size. Specify a MAC address for HostedEngine-VM, or accept a randomly generated one. The MAC address can be used to update your DHCP server prior to installing the operating system on the virtual machine. Specify memory size and console connection type for the creation of HostedEngine-VM.
    Please specify the device to boot the VM from (cdrom, disk, pxe) [cdrom]: 
    The following CPU types are supported by this host:
              - model_Penryn: Intel Penryn Family
              - model_Conroe: Intel Conroe Family
    Please specify the CPU type to be used by the VM [model_Penryn]: 
    Please specify the number of virtual CPUs for the VM [Defaults to minimum requirement: 2]: 
    Please specify the disk size of the VM in GB [Defaults to minimum requirement: 25]: 
    You may specify a MAC address for the VM or accept a randomly generated default [00:16:3e:77:b2:a4]: 
    Please specify the memory size of the VM in MB [Defaults to minimum requirement: 4096]: 
    Please specify the console type you want to use to connect to the VM (vnc, spice) [vnc]:
  2. Configuring the Hosted Engine

    Specify the name for the self-hosted engine host to be identified in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment, and the password for the admin@internal user to access the Administration Portal. Provide the FQDN for HostedEngine-VM; this procedure uses the FQDN Finally, provide the name and TCP port number of the SMTP server, the email address used to send email notifications, and a comma-separated list of email addresses to receive these notifications.
    Enter the name which will be used to identify this host inside the Administrator Portal [hosted_engine_1]: Host-HE1
    Enter 'admin@internal' user password that will be used for accessing the Administrator Portal: 
    Confirm 'admin@internal' user password: 
    Please provide the FQDN for the engine you want to use. This needs to match the FQDN that you will use for the engine installation within the VM:
    Please provide the name of the SMTP server through which we will send notifications [localhost]: 
    Please provide the TCP port number of the SMTP server [25]: 
    Please provide the email address from which notifications will be sent [root@localhost]: 
    Please provide a comma-separated list of email addresses which will get notifications [root@localhost]:
  3. Configuration Preview

    Before proceeding, the hosted-engine script displays the configuration values you have entered, and prompts for confirmation to proceed with these values.
    Bridge interface                   : eth1
    Engine FQDN                        :
    Bridge name                        : rhevm
    SSH daemon port                    : 22
    Firewall manager                   : iptables
    Gateway address                    : X.X.X.X
    Host name for web application      : Host-HE1
    Host ID                            : 1
    Image size GB                      : 25
    Storage connection                 :
    Console type                       : vnc
    Memory size MB                     : 4096
    MAC address                        : 00:16:3e:77:b2:a4
    Boot type                          : pxe
    Number of CPUs                     : 2
    CPU Type                           : model_Penryn
    Please confirm installation settings (Yes, No)[Yes]:
  4. Creating HostedEngine-VM

    The script creates the virtual machine to be configured as HostedEngine-VM and provides connection details. You must install an operating system on HostedEngine-VM before the hosted-engine script can proceed on Host-HE1.
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Transaction setup
    [ INFO  ] Creating VM
    You can now connect to the VM with the following command:
    	/usr/bin/remote-viewer vnc://localhost:5900
    Use temporary password "5379skAb" to connect to vnc console.
    Please note that in order to use remote-viewer you need to be able to run graphical applications.
    This means that if you are using ssh you have to supply the -Y flag (enables trusted X11 forwarding).
    Otherwise you can run the command from a terminal in your preferred desktop environment.
    If you cannot run graphical applications you can connect to the graphic console from another host or connect to the console using the following command:
    virsh -c qemu+tls://Test/system console HostedEngine
    If you need to reboot the VM you will need to start it manually using the command:
    hosted-engine --vm-start
    You can then set a temporary password using the command:
    hosted-engine --add-console-password
    The VM has been started.  Install the OS and shut down or reboot it.  To continue please make a selection:
              (1) Continue setup - VM installation is complete
              (2) Reboot the VM and restart installation
              (3) Abort setup
              (4) Destroy VM and abort setup
              (1, 2, 3, 4)[1]:
    Connect to the virtual machine using the VNC protocol with the following command. Replace FQDN with the fully qualified domain name or the IP address of Host-HE1.
    /usr/bin/remote-viewer vnc://FQDN:5900
  5. Installing the Virtual Machine Operating System

    Connect to HostedEngine-VM, the virtual machine created by the hosted-engine script, and install a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 operating system.
  6. Synchronizing the Host and the Virtual Machine

    Return to Host-HE1 and continue the hosted-engine deployment script by selecting option 1:
    (1) Continue setup - VM installation is complete
  7. Installing the Manager

    Connect to HostedEngine-VM, and subscribe to the appropriate Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager repositories. See Subscribing to the Required Entitlements in the Installation Guide.
    Ensure that the most up-to-date versions of all installed packages are in use, and install the rhevm packages.
    # yum update
    # yum install rhevm
  8. Configuring HostedEngine-VM

    Configure the engine on HostedEngine-VM. This identifies the existing files and database.
    # engine-setup
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Initializing
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Environment setup
    Configuration files: ['/etc/ovirt-engine-setup.conf.d/10-packaging.conf', '/etc/ovirt-engine-setup.conf.d/20-setup-ovirt-post.conf']
    Log file: /var/log/ovirt-engine/setup/ovirt-engine-setup-20140304075238.log
    Version: otopi-1.1.2 (otopi-1.1.2-1.el6ev)
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Environment packages setup
    [ INFO  ] Yum Downloading: rhel-65-zstream/primary_db 2.8 M(70%)
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Programs detection
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Environment setup
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Environment customization
              --== PACKAGES ==--
    [ INFO  ] Checking for product updates...
    [ INFO  ] No product updates found
              --== NETWORK CONFIGURATION ==--
    Setup can automatically configure the firewall on this system.
    Note: automatic configuration of the firewall may overwrite current settings.
    Do you want Setup to configure the firewall? (Yes, No) [Yes]: 
    [ INFO  ] iptables will be configured as firewall manager.
              --== DATABASE CONFIGURATION ==--
              --== OVIRT ENGINE CONFIGURATION ==--
              Skipping storing options as database already prepared
              --== PKI CONFIGURATION ==--
              PKI is already configured
              --== APACHE CONFIGURATION ==--
              --== SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ==--
              --== END OF CONFIGURATION ==--
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Setup validation
    [ INFO  ] Cleaning stale zombie tasks
              --== CONFIGURATION PREVIEW ==--
              Database name                      : engine
              Database secured connection        : False
              Database host                      : X.X.X.X
              Database user name                 : engine
              Database host name validation      : False
              Database port                      : 5432
              NFS setup                          : True
              Firewall manager                   : iptables
              Update Firewall                    : True
              Configure WebSocket Proxy          : True
              Host FQDN                          :
              NFS mount point                    : /var/lib/exports/iso
              Set application as default page    : True
              Configure Apache SSL               : True
              Please confirm installation settings (OK, Cancel) [OK]:
    Confirm the settings. Upon completion, the setup provides an SSH fingerprint and an internal Certificate Authority hash.
  9. Synchronizing the Host and the Manager

    Return to Host-HE1 and continue the hosted-engine deployment script by selecting option 1:
    (1) Continue setup - engine installation is complete
    [ INFO  ] Engine replied: DB Up!Welcome to Health Status!
    [ INFO  ] Waiting for the host to become operational in the engine. This may take several minutes...
    [ INFO  ] Still waiting for VDSM host to become operational...
    [ INFO  ] The VDSM Host is now operational
              Please shutdown the VM allowing the system to launch it as a monitored service.
              The system will wait until the VM is down.
  10. Shutting Down HostedEngine-VM

    Shut down HostedEngine-VM.
    # shutdown -h now
  11. Setup Confirmation

    Return to Host-HE1 to confirm it has detected that HostedEngine-VM is down.
    [ INFO  ] Enabling and starting HA services
              Hosted Engine successfully set up
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Clean up
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Pre-termination
    [ INFO  ] Stage: Termination