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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 (Beta)


Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization® is a complete open-source virtualization solution, derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology, and oVirt virtualization management projects.


Enhanced Performance

Red Hat has consistently held a leadership position in industry benchmarking performance studies by SPEC, including the latest SpecVIRT2013 results.

Infrastructure Availability

The integration with Red Hat Satellite allows customers to gain insights into errata information for their RHEL infrastructure and workloades to ensure downtime outages are properly planned for all available updates

Infrastructure Monitoring

Integration with third-party monitoring tools provides the display of critical information and allows administrators to take appropriate actions to mitigate the risk of an impending outage.

Hot Add Memory

For traditional applications such as ERPs, databases, and Middleware architectures, RHEV allows the ability to add resources such as hot-add CPU, disk, and network, and hot-add memory to enable the scale-up and increase in performance.

Seamless migration of workloads from VMware vSphere to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

An integrated UI for the virt-v2v component enables administrators to point to an existing VMware vCenter server and select specific virtual machines that they would like to bring into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. RHEV then automates the process of converting the VM disk image and properly importing it into the selected RHEV cluster configuration.

Get Started with Red Hat Virtualization 3.6

For a basic x86_64 installation, you'll need:

System Requirements

Check that all hardware meets RHEV-M (Manager) and RHEV-H (Hypervisor) system requirements.

A Network Connection

A public network connection will be used to register and to download and install software.

Download Hypervisor

Download the RHEV-H Hypervisor (choose the correct version -- 3.6 or 3.5 -- for your system).

Copy to media and install

Burn the ISO image to DVD or create a bootable USB medium , which will be used to install the Hypervisor.

install RED HAT ENTERPRISE virtualization 3.6

Choose the appropriate tab:
  1. 1

    Download and install the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

  2. 2

    Register using Red Hat subscription management and subscribe to the necessary entitlements.

  3. 3

    Using YUM, download and install the RHEV-Manager packages:

    # yum update; yum install rhevm

  4. 4

    Run the configuration script to install the manager:

    # engine-setup

  5. 5

    Download the latest RHEV-Hypervisor:

    Copy the ISO image to DVD or create a bootable USB medium to install the Hypervisor.

  6. 6

    Install hypervisors and configure the system:

  7. 7

    Deploy and use virtual machines:

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

    Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:

    • Download and install the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
  2. 2

    Prepare the host:

  3. 3
    Download the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-Manager appliance
  4. 4
    Deploy and configure the hosted engine.
  5. 5

    Add additional hosts.


Demonstration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3


Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, powered by the company that brought Linux to the enterprise, takes you beyond Microsoft and Linux virtualization to prepare for the cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 simplifies the management of servers and desktops and builds a path to your open hybrid cloud future.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Cluster


John Brier discusses how the cluster integrates with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and walks through basic configuration and distribution across the network.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Adding a new network

A new network

In this video, John Rinehart demonstrates how to configure additional networks for your RHEV cluster.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Defining cluster policies, Part 1

Cluster policies, Pt 1

In part one of this two-part series, Jeff Jameson defines the load balancing cluster policy and demonstrates the power-saving cluster policy in effect.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Defining cluster policies, Part 2

Cluster policies, Pt 2

In part two of this two-part series, Jeff Jameson shows how to define a load-balancing cluster policy and demonstrates the Even Distribution cluster policy working.

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Life Cycle

Red Hat offers service for each major release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization through two life-cycle phases:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2: three years of Production Phase support.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3: five years of Production Phase support.