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Sunday, November 20, 2011

RHEV 3 Cook Book Part 2

Installing RHEV Manager

 This is a continuation of RHEV 3 Cook Book Part 1. Please Read My Post before setting up your RHEV Manager and follow further subsequent Steps of this Post if you are new to RHEV.

 Once you have the working DNS Set up Ready to use with RHEV Manager and the Optional IPA Directory Service to attach with RHEV Manager for Providing Multi Admin User Access to user RHEV Manager UI, Its time to jump to start the rhevm set up tool.

Login in as root  to the RHEL 6.1 Machine which is going to act as a RHEV Manager and run the rhevm-setup and follow the On Screen Instruction to finish the manager set up. 

At any Point of time if you want to refer the installation log you can refer /var/log/rhevm/rhevm-setup_Year__Date_Time.log which will get created the moment you start run the rhevm-setup tool.

Note: Values in Bold Can be Changed as relevant to your environment. Most of the time leaving values to default is sufficient if you in case you need any change set up tool will you to do that as well.  All below set up information are captured as a screen shot for your reference. Check below after this rhevm-setup.

# rhevm-setup

Welcome to RHEV Manager setup utility

HTTP Port [8080] :  ##Change as per your requirement else leave default 
HTTPS Port [8443] : ##Change as per your requirement else leave default 
Host fully qualified domain name, note that this name should be fully resolvable [] : ##Change as per your requirement else leave default 
Password for Administrator (admin@internal) : ##Feed Admin Password
Confirm password : ##Re Feed the password to Confirm
Database password (required for secure authentication with the locally created database) : ##Feed Postgresql rhevm db password
Confirm password : ##Re Feed Postgresql rhevm db password

Organization Name for the Certificate: PAPS ##your organization name
The default storage type you will be using ['NFS'| 'FC'| 'ISCSI'] [NFS] : FC  ##your default storage type FC in our case

Should the installer configure NFS share on this server to be used as an ISO Domain? ['yes'| 'no'] [yes] : no   

##rhev need nfs disk to store all software dumps required for os installation and other third party software installation if you have sufficient disk space on the rhevm server by saying yes you need to provide the export path and this will create a nfs iso export disk on the same  rhevm instance instead of using other standalone NFS Server to store all  your ISO Dumps.

Firewall ports need to be opened.

You can let the installer configure iptables automatically overriding the current configuration. The old configuration will be backed up.

Alternately you can configure the firewall later using an example iptables file found under /usr/share/rhevm/conf/iptables.example

Configure iptables ? ['yes'| 'no']: yes

RHEV Manager will be installed using the following configuration:


http-port: 8080
https-port: 8443
auth-pass: ********
db-pass: ********
org-name: PAPS
default-dc-type: FC
override-iptables: yes
Proceed with the configuration listed above? (yes|no):yes

By Accepting all info as Yes the set up tool will start the rhevm installation

Check the Screen Shot of the Complete above steps i captured for your reference.

After few minutes you will see post installation Information as similar like  the one in below screen shot. You can refer the rhevm set up log for installation details and errors if any. 

You are Done Now its the time to Log in to the RHEV Manager UI. For supported Browser You can check the Client Requirement section of the blog to access Admin and User Portal.

Point your Browser to and you will see a single consolidated UI to access various RHEV Web Services.


Now Click on Administrator portal (http or https) and it will ask you to install CA and Application Certificate once for first time.