Get Started with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 Beta

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

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.