Appendix H. System Accounts

H.1. Red Hat Virtualization Manager User Accounts

A number of system user accounts are created to support Red Hat Virtualization when the rhevm package is installed. Each system user has a default user identifier (UID). The system user accounts created are:

  • The vdsm user (UID 36). Required for support tools that mount and access NFS storage domains.
  • The ovirt user (UID 108). Owner of the ovirt-engine Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform instance.
  • The ovirt-vmconsole user (UID 498). Required for the guest serial console.