1.2. Subscriptions

To install the Red Hat Virtualization Manager and hosts, your systems must be registered with the Content Delivery Network using Red Hat Subscription Management. This section outlines the subscriptions and repositories required to set up a Red Hat Virtualization environment.

1.2.1. Required Subscriptions and Repositories

The packages provided in the following repositories are required to install and configure a functioning Red Hat Virtualization environment. When one of these repositories is required to install a package, the steps required to enable the repository are provided in the appropriate location in the documentation.

Table 1.1. Red Hat Virtualization Manager

Subscription PoolRepository NameRepository LabelDetails

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

rhel-7-server-rpms

Provides the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

RHEL Server Supplementary

rhel-7-server-supplementary-rpms

Provides the virtio-win package, which provides the Windows VirtIO drivers for use in virtual machines.

Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat Virtualization

rhel-7-server-rhv-4.3-manager-rpms

Provides the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.

Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat Virtualization Tools

rhel-7-server-rhv-4-manager-tools-rpms

Provides dependencies for the the Red Hat Virtualization Manager that are common to all Red Hat Virtualization 4 releases.

Red Hat Ansible Engine

Red Hat Ansible Engine

rhel-7-server-ansible-2-rpms

Provides Red Hat Ansible Engine.

Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

jb-eap-7.2-for-rhel-7-server-rpms

Provides the supported release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on which the Manager runs.

Table 1.2. Red Hat Virtualization Host

Subscription PoolRepository NameRepository LabelDetails

Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat Virtualization Host

rhel-7-server-rhvh-4-rpms

Provides the rhev-hypervisor7-ng-image-update package, which allows you to update the image installed on the host.

Table 1.3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Hosts

Subscription PoolRepository NameRepository LabelDetails

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

rhel-7-server-rpms

Provides the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server.

Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat Virtualization Management Agents (RPMs)

rhel-7-server-rhv-4-mgmt-agent-rpms

Provides the QEMU and KVM packages required for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 servers as virtualization hosts.

Red Hat Ansible Engine

Red Hat Ansible Engine

rhel-7-server-ansible-2-rpms

Provides Red Hat Ansible Engine.

1.2.2. Optional Subscriptions and Repositories

The packages provided in the following repositories are not required to install and configure a functioning Red Hat Virtualization environment. However, they are required to install packages that provide supporting functionality on virtual machines and client systems such as virtual machine resource monitoring. When one of these repositories is required to install a package, the steps required to enable the repository are provided in the appropriate location in the documentation.