Get Started

For a basic installation with a separate manager and one hypervisor host, you'll need:

  • System Requirements

    Check that all hardware meets System Requirements. See RHEV-M Hardware Requirements and Hypervisor Hardware Requirements.

  • Hypervisor Installation Media

    Download the RHEV-H 6 Image (for RHEV-M 3.5) ISO.

    Download the RHEV-H 7 Image (for RHEV-M 3.5) ISO.

    Download the RHEV-M Appliance (for RHEV-M 3.5) .

  • A Bootable Disk

    Burn the ISO image to DVD media or create bootable USB media.

  • A Network Connection

    A public network connection is needed to register and download packages from Red Hat for this guide.

Install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager

  1. Install a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 server.

  2. Register using Red Hat Subscription Management and subscribe to the necessary channels. Read Subscribing to the Required Channels for full details.

  3. Install the RHEV-M packages via yum:

    # yum update; yum install rhevm

  4. Run the configuration script to install the manager:

    # engine-setup

Install Hypervisors

  1. Boot the host system from the previously created RHEV-H ISO image media and install the operating system.

    This media can be used to add additional hypervisor hosts later.


  1. Connect via web browser to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager portal using the URL specified during configuration.

  2. Configure datacenters, storage, clusters, networking, and hosts. Read more at Administering RHEV Resources.

  3. Attach an ISO domain and upload ISOs. See Creating an NFS Storage Domain and Populating the ISO Storage Domain for full details.

  4. Deploy and use virtual machines.