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red hat virtualization 4.3 FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

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With support for the latest Red Hat OpenStack Platform (version 12, 13 and 14), Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 offers more flexibility and customer choice in SDN solutions, providing an open technology stack that can more easily integrate with existing technologies to meet specific business needs.

Software defined networking (SDN)

End-to-end automated configuration, deployment and validation are made possible with Red Hat Ansible Automation. New roles include deployment of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager through Ansible, as well as creation and management of physical and logical resources such as hosts, clusters and data centers.

IBM POWER9 support

IBM’s latest POWER architecture provides high performance for your big data and resource-intensive database workloads. Red Hat Virtualization supports using IBM POWER8 or POWER9 virtual machines within your data center.

Modern operating system support

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta guest support on Red Hat Virtualization, users will now be able to run production workloads on the industry-leading Linux operating systems in a virtualized environment with planned support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 at its release.

Get Started with Red Hat Virtualization 4.3

For a basic x86_64 installation, you'll need:

System Requirements

Check that hardware meets all system requirements.

A Network Connection

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

Hypervisor Image

Installation Media

Burn the ISO image to DVD or create a bootable USB medium, which will be used to install the hypervisor (host).

install RED HAT virtualization 4.3

  1. 1

    Install the latest RHVH as the deployment host

    • Boot from the RHVH ISO image media and install the operating system (this media can be used to add additional hosts (hypervisors) later.
    • Register the host with Red Hat Subscription Management and enable the RHVH repository. Read Enabling the Red Hat Virtualization Host Repository for full details.
  2. 2

    Prepare storage

    Set up storage to use during the installation. Read Preparing Storage for Red Hat Virtualization for full details.

  3. 3

    Deploy and configure the self-hosted engine

  4. 4

    Install additional hosts

  5. 5

    Configure the system

    • Connect through a web browser to the Administration Portal using the URL specified during the Manage configuration.
    • Configure data centers, storage, clusters, networking, and additional hosts. Read more in the Administration Guide.
    • Upload ISO images to a storage domain. See Uploading Images to a Data Storage Domain for full details.
  6. 6

    Deploy and use virtual machines

  1. 1

    Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  2. 2

    Install RHV

    Using YUM, download and install the RHV packages.

    # yum update; yum install rhvm
    																				
  3. 3

    Set up the Manager and DWH

    Run the configuration script to install the Manager and Data Warehouse (DWH).

    # engine-setup
    																					
  4. 4

    Install hypervisors (hosts)

  5. 5

    Configure the system

    • Connect through a web browser to the Administration Portal using the URL specified during the Manage configuration.
    • Configure data centers, storage, clusters, networking, and additional hosts. Read more in the Administration Guide.
    • Upload ISO images to a storage domain. See Uploading Images to a Data Storage Domain for full details.
  6. 6

    Deploy and use virtual machines

Topics

A preview of the new Red Hat Virtualization 4.0 Manager

A brief look at the new manager

A demonstration of the new Red Hat Virtualization Manager for 4.0.

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Next Generation Hypervisor - part 1: installation

RHV Hypervisor install

A video screen demonstration of the installation and configuration fo the new 4.0 Hypervisor.

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Next Generation Hypervisor - part 2: complete the update and a tour of Cockpit admin console

RHV Hypervisor admin

See the Hypervisor complete the update and see the Cockpit host admin console in action.

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