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3.3. Provisioning Virtualized Guests

Virtual Guest Provisioning is supported in Red Hat Satellite 5.6 using the following virtualization technologies:
  • KVM Virtualized Guest
  • Xen Fully-Virtualized Guest
  • Xen Para-Virtualized Guest

Procedure 3.12. Provisioning a Virtualized Guest

  1. Check that the host system has a Virtualization or Virtualization Platform system entitlement.
  2. On the Systems page, select the appropriate virtual host, then select VirtualizationProvisioning. Select the appropriate kickstart profile and enter a guest name.
  3. To configure additional parameters such as guest memory and CPU usage, click the Advanced Configuration button. The following options can be configured:
    • Network: static or DHCP
    • Kernel options
    • Package profile synchronization: when the kickstart finishes the system will synchronize its package profile to that of another system or a stored profile
    • Memory allocation: RAM (Defaults to 512MB)
    • Virtual disk size
    • Virtual CPUs (Defaults to 1)
    • Virtual bridge: The networking bridge used for the install. Defaults to xenbr0 for Xen provisioning, and virbr0 for KVM.


      The virbr0 networking bridge will not allow outside networking. If outside networking is required, configure the host to create an actual bridge instead. However, xenbr0 is an actual bridge, and it is recommended for use if possible.
    • Virtual storage path: Path to either a file, LVM Logical Volume, directory, or block device with which to store the guest's disk information, such as /dev/sdb, /dev/LogVol00/mydisk, VolGroup00, or /var/lib/xen/images/myDisk.
  4. Click Schedule Kickstart and Finish .