Redhat Virtualization / rhev 3.5 on rhel7 with hosted-engine (rhel7 rhev 3.5)

This howto is going to walk you trough an installation of hosted engine on rhel7 for redhat virtualization 3.5. Important, before you start make sure you have the following already setup (3 Hosts with these components): Network: Your hostname (hypervisor and hosted engine) must have a dns name which resolve! Storage: Have an nfs or Read more about Redhat Virtualization / rhev 3.5 on rhel7 with hosted-engine (rhel7 rhev 3.5)[…]

RHEL6 virsh console domain

To use the #virsh console command on a RHEL6 Virtual Server you need to configure the guests. If you do not configure them, this Escape character is ^] Is all you get. For RHEL6  clients you have to configure 2 files: /boot/grub/menu.lst add the modification in bold: default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz serial –unit=0 –speed=115200 terminal –timeout=10 Read more about RHEL6 virsh console domain[…]


So rhel6 dropped xen and uses KVM now. Setup is quite easy. Just install the @kvm in kickstart or the “Virtualization” group with yum. The only tricky thing is, if you want to use virt-manager after a fresh install you need to also to install the package xorg-x11-auth 🙂

Install KVM on redhat

Installing KVM on RHEL6 is quite a simple process when having a yum repository. The main package is the kvm package (hypervisor). # yum install kvm To manage the vm’s you’ll need a tool called virt. # yum install  virt-manager libvirt libvirt-python python-virtinst libvirt-client xorg-x11-xauth  

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