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red hat virtualization 4.4 FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Modern operating system support

Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, Red Hat Virtualization is modernized to support cloud-native infrastructure for future business needs.

Integration with VMs in Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat Virtualization integrates with OpenShift to move workloads to OpenShift Virtualization over time and maintain visibility of VMs running across both platforms from a single management plane.

New metrics visibility using Grafana

Grain insight to inventory, performance, and capacity overviews and trends using Grafana with the data warehouse.

Migrate your virtual machines to Red Hat

Determine migration effort and risk for modernizing VM workloads with Migration and Modernization Services and consolidate workloads where they work best for your business - on VMs or containers.

Get Started with Red Hat Virtualization 4.4

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 4.4

  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 8

  2. 2

    Install RHV

    Using DNF, download and install the RHV packages.

    # dnf upgrade; dnf 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

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OpenShift Virtualization VMs using the Red Hat Virtualization Manager

This video demonstrates creating and managing OpenShift Virtualization VMs using the Red Hat Virtualization Manager interface, highlighting how both traditional virtualization administrators and OpenShift / Kubernetes administrators can create and consume resources using the interface they are most familiar with.

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Intro to RHV 4.3

This video provides an introduction and overview to the Red hat Virtualization 4.3 administrator interface. We explore the logical concepts of datacenters, clusters, virtual machines, and more while also getting a feel for how to manage resources and interact with them.

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RHV 4.3 VM Portal

This video explores the virtual machine (VM) portal interface of Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3.  The VM portal provides a simplified interface for virtual machine users and application administrators to manage the resources which have been allocated to them.

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Creating and managing VMs using Red Hat Virtualization 4.3

Creating & Managing VMs

This video walks through the process of creating and managing a virtual machine using the Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 administrator interface.

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Best Practices Deployment Guide

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) is a tested, tried, and trusted virtualization solution from Red Hat that addresses and solves the problem of virtualization and the management of virtualized applications and environments. 

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