RHEV-M 3.6 – Deploy & Manage

This blog addresses the management solution of Red Hat’s Virtualisation suite. If you are looking to get an idea about RHEV-M (Red Hat Enterprise Manager 3.6), the various components and to get it deployed in your lab for testing, then read on.

The first thing you may want to check out when planning to deploy RHEV-Manager is the Host compatibility Matrix. Based on the release of Manager that you deploy check the hosts compatible to be managed, so for my lab I am using 3.6 which according to the release should be able to manage 7.0 – 7.2 hosts.

Host Compatibility Matrix

So lets proceed with installing and getting started with RHEV-M 3.6. You can deploy the Manager as a Hosted Engine ( running it as a VM on the RHEV-H host it will be managing) or as a Standalone (physical or Virtual machine running the Manager independent of the RHEV-H hosts). In this scenario, we will look at running the Manager as Standalone.

– Minimal installation of RHEL 6.x
– RHEL & RHEV subscriptions on Red Hat Customer Portal

  1. Register the VM:
    # subscription-manager register
  2. Verify if you have RHEL Server and RHEV subscriptions and note their pool-ids:
     # subscription-manager list --available
  3. Add the entitlements to the VM:
     # subscription-manager attach --pool=<pool_id>
  4. Disable all repositories:
    # subscription-manager repos --disable=*
  5. Enable the required repositories
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-supplementary- rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rhevm-3.6-rpms 
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=jb-eap-6-for-rhel-6-server- rpms
  6. Install RHEV-M packages
    # yum update
    # yum install rhevm
  7. The installation is straight forward and once its complete, next is to start configuring the Manager. Run the below command to start configuration wizard:
    # engine-setup
  8. After configuration is complete, access the Administration portal
    Username : admin
    Password : <the one you set during configuration in the above step>

Removing the RHEV-M 3.6

# engine-cleanup
# yum remove rhevm* vdsm-bootstrap





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