How to Deploy RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) – Part 2

In this second part, we are discussing the deployment of RHEVH or the Hypervisor nodes of our environment with some tips and tricks for your virtual lab or virtual environment.

Deploy RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
Deploy RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor – Part 2

As we discussed before, in our scenario which including two hyprvisors with separate RHEVM machine. The reason to deploy the manager in separate machine is more reliable than deploying it on one of the environment hosts/nodes. If you try to deploy it (as a virtual machine/appliance) on one of environment nodes/hosts and for any reason this node becomes down, the RHEVM machine/appliance will become down due to the node failure, on other words, we wont RHEVM depends on environment nodes so we will deploy it over separate machine which doesn’t belong to DataCenter/Environment nodes.

Deploying RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor

1. For our virtual environment, you should now have this network virtual interface “vmnet3” with this specification at VMware workstation 11.

Virtual Network Editor
Virtual Network Editor

2. Lets deploy our nodes, you will need to create normal virtual machine with some customization as presented in screen-shots.

Create New Machine
Create New Machine
Select Hardware Compatibility
Select Hardware Compatibility
Select Install Source
Select Install Source

3. Make sure about OS type in next step : Other, Other64-bit.

Select Guest OS Type
Select Guest OS Type

4. Select your suitable name and path for your virtual machine.

Set Name of OS
Set Name of OS

5. If you have more resources, increase the number of cores/processors on demand.

Processor Configuration
Processor Configuration

6. For memory, don’t choose less than 2G, we won’t to suffer later.

Select VM Memory
Select VM Memory

7. For now, select NAT connection, it isn’t make different as we will change it later.

Select Network Type
Select Network Type

8. It is very important point to select SAS controller.

Select I/O Controller Types
Select I/O Controller Types

9. Choose SCSI Disk Type.

Select Disk Type
Select Disk Type

10. We will work with shared storage later, so 20 G is more than suitable.

Select Storage Capacity
Select Storage Capacity
Select Storage Drive
Select Storage Drive

11. Before finishing, lets make some additional modification…click Customize Hardware.

Customize Hardware
Customize Hardware

First modification will be for Processor as we will check the two options to enable virtualization features in our Processor.

Enable Virtualization
Enable Virtualization

Second modification will be for Network Configuration… change it to be Custom and insert the path of “vmnet3”.

Network Configuration
Network Configuration

Last modification will be our Hypervisor-ISO path, then close, review and finishing.

Select Hypervisor ISO Path
Select Hypervisor ISO Path
Virtual Machine Summary
Virtual Machine Summary

12. Before starting your virtual machine, we should make some manual modification in vm configuration file. Go to the path of you virtual machine, you will find file with “vmx” extension.

Virtual Machine Configuration
Virtual Machine Configuration

13. Open it with your preferred editor and add those two option at the end of file.

vcpu.hotadd = "FALSE"
apic.xapic.enable = "FALSE"
Configure VM
Configure VM

Then save and go back to our virtual machine as its time to start it.

Start VM
Start VM

Press any button, DON’T continue with Automatic boot. This list will appear…

VM Boot Menu
VM Boot Menu

Make sure you selected the 1st line the press “tab” to edit some options.

Change Boot Options
Change Boot Options

Remove “quiet” from booting options and Press enter to continue.

Remove Quiet Option
Remove Quiet Option
VM Booting
VM Booting
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3 thoughts on “How to Deploy RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) – Part 2”

  1. Hello Team,

    I installed RHEVH4.0 on a virtual machine using Oracle VM Virtual Box. The installation was successful but I am not sure how to get the hypervisor admin console window and how can I register the hypervisor under my RHEVM.

    Can someone please help me on this?

    Thanks,
    Pramod

    Reply
  2. Hi Mohammad Dosoukey, thanks for your beautiful tutorial about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. I am waiting for your next post. Will you please make this hurry? Thanks again.

    Reply

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