RHV single node with local storage domain

In the last few month I got quite a few requests on deploying RHV as a single hyper-converged non extendable node with local storage (not gluster). This blog post is going to show you how you can install RHVM on baremetal and add the  same host which hosts the baremetal engine to RHVM. As always, Read more about RHV single node with local storage domain[…]

CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 2 Create a Button)

Part 2 is going to show you how you can run the catalog item created in Part 1 from a custom button. Go to Automation – Automate – Customization – Buttons. Click on Cluster / Deployment role and create a new Button Group Now click on Configuration – Add New Button and add the following Read more about CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 2 Create a Button)[…]

CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 1 Create Service Dialog)

This post will explain what steps you need to go through to enable the ansible management of RHV on the first release of CFME 4.5. I assume that you’ve already enabled the Embedded Ansible role in Configuration – Server Control (enabling ansible automation inside can take up to 7-10 minutes) . CloudForms 4.5 comes with Read more about CloudForms 4.5 RHV 4.1 Management by Ansible Automation Inside (Part 1 Create Service Dialog)[…]

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[…]

rhelv6

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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