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. As we discussed before,...

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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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