Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 2.2

Installation Guide

A guide to the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops

Edition 2

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Susan Burgess

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

David Jorm

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

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Abstract

This document describes the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops.
Preface
1. About this Guide
1.1. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Documentation Suite
1.2. Audience
2. Document Conventions
2.1. Typographic Conventions
2.2. Pull-quote Conventions
2.3. Notes and Warnings
3. We Need Feedback!
1. Overview
1.1. System architecture
1.2. How the management system works
1.2.1. About the servers
1.2.2. About the virtual machines
1.3. About the installation process
2. System Requirements
2.1. Prerequisites
2.2. Hardware requirements
2.3. Software requirements
3. Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
3.1. Installing the Operating System
3.1.1. Configure DNS server
3.1.2. Connect to domain controller
3.1.3. Installing Web Server (IIS)
3.1.4. Add components
3.1.5. Firewall configuration
3.2. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
3.2.1. Run the installation wizard
3.2.2. Accept license agreement
3.2.3. Select features
3.2.4. Setup the database
3.2.5. Choose installation location
3.2.6. Select website
3.2.7. Select Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager domain and user
3.2.8. Enter certification details
3.2.9. Enter net console port
3.2.10. Confirm settings
3.2.11. Login to the administrator portal
4. Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
4.1. Preparing an installation disc
4.2. Confirm hardware virtualization support
4.3. Boot the Hypervisor
4.4. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor Configuration Menu
4.5. Remove existing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor installations
4.6. Partitioning the disk
4.7. Set the administrator password
4.8. Set the hostname
4.9. Setup Networking
4.10. Register to RHN
4.11. Connect to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
4.12. View logs
4.13. Installation
4.14. Using the hypervisor
5. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
5.1. Adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
5.1.1. Preparing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts
5.1.2. To Add a Host
5.2. Activating a Host
6. Setting Up Storage
6.1. Adding NFS Storage
6.2. Adding iSCSI Storage
6.3. Adding FCP Storage
7. Configuring the System
A. Planning the System Architecture
B. Using Active Directory
B.1. Installing Active Directory
B.2. Creating the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization admin user in Active Directory
C. Remote Microsoft SQL Server configuration
C.1. Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)
C.2. Modify Surface Area configuration
C.3. Modify firewall configuration
D. Additional Reading
E. Revision History