Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Browse to the RHEV-M URL stated in the installer. Mine is

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Once you have brought up the RHEV portal, select the Web Admin Portal. This is currently a Tech Preview, however will be supported fully once RHEV 3.1 is released.
When prompted, accept the SSL certificate and login with your admin user credentials.

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Once you have logged in, you’ll be presented with a rather sleek looking interface. If you are new to RHEV, have a bit of a play around and get a feel for the interface. Once you have familiarised yourself with the webUI, lets move on to setting up some hypervisors.


Deploying a RHEV-H node (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization – Hypervisor)


If you come from a windows background, this section is for you. Using RHEV-H is just like using a VMware EXSi hypervisor. You don’t need to know anything about Linux to get it working. Just follow the on screen prompts.

So, to get started, you will need to download the latest RHEV-H iso from and burn it to a CD.

When you boot your RHEV-H CD, you will be presented with a menu as follows.

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Proceed to “Install Hypervisor”, then select your keyboard layout and press enter.

Next, select which local disk you wish to boot from. As I am using a single disk in my HP MicroServer, it appears here as a 232GB drive. Select “Continue” to proceed.
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Next, strangely, we have another selection asking us where we would like to install RHEV-H to. Select “Continue” to proceed.
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