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RHEL 6 Virtualization Host Configuration and Guest Installation Guide

RHEL 6 Virtualization Host Configuration and Guest Installation Guide

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6Virtualization HostConfiguration andGuest Installation Guide
Virtualization Documentation
 
Virtualization Host Configuration and Guest Installation Guide
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Virtualization Host Configuration andGuest Installation GuideVirtualization DocumentationEdition 0.2
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2011 Red Hat, Inc.The text of and illustrations in this document are licensed by Red Hat under a Creative CommonsAttribution–Share Alike 3.0 Unported license ("CC-BY-SA"). An explanation of CC-BY-SA is availableat
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. In accordance with CC-BY-SA, if you distribute thisdocument or an adaptation of it, you must provide the URL for the original version.Red Hat, as the licensor of this document, waives the right to enforce, and agrees not to assert,Section 4d of CC-BY-SA to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Shadowman logo, JBoss, MetaMatrix, Fedora, the InfinityLogo, and RHCE are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.Linux
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is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the United States, the European Union and othercountries.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.1801 Varsity DriveRaleigh, NC 27606-2072 USAPhone: +1 919 754 3700Phone: 888 733 4281Fax: +1 919 754 3701This guide covers KVM packages, compatibility and restrictions. Also included are host configurationdetails and instructions for installing guests of different types, PCI device assignment and SR-IOV.
 
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Preface v
1. Document Conventions ................................................................................................... v1.1. Typographic Conventions ...................................................................................... v1.2. Pull-quote Conventions ........................................................................................ vi1.3. Notes and Warnings ............................................................................................ vii2. Getting Help andGiving Feedback ................................................................................. vii2.1. Do You Need Help? ............................................................................................ vii2.2. WeNeed Feedback! ........................................................................................... viii
1. Introduction 1
2. System Requirements 33. KVM Guest VM Compatibility5
3.1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 support limits ...................................................................... 53.2. Supported CPU Models ................................................................................................ 5
4. Virtualization restrictions7
4.1. KVM restrictions ........................................................................................................... 74.2. Application restrictions .................................................................................................. 84.3. Other restrictions .......................................................................................................... 9
5. Installing the virtualization packages11
5.1. InstallingKVM with a new RedHat Enterprise Linux installation ..................................... 115.2. Installingvirtualization packages on an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux system ........... 15
6. Virtualized guest installation overview17
7. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a fully virtualized guest on Red Hat EnterpriseLinux 6 35
7.1. Creating a RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with local installation media ....................... 357.2. Creating a RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with a network installation tree ................... 497.3. Creatinga Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with PXE ................................................. 54
8. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a Xen para-virtualized guest on Red HatEnterprise Linux 5 59
8.1. Using virt-install .......................................................................................................... 598.2. Using virt-manager ..................................................................................................... 60
9. Installing a fully-virtualized Windows guest75
9.1. Using virt-install to create a guest ............................................................................... 759.2. Installingthe Windows Balloon driver .......................................................................... 76
10. KVM Para-virtualized Drivers79
10.1. Installing theKVM Windows para-virtualized drivers .................................................... 7910.1.1. Installing the drivers on an installedWindows guest ......................................... 8010.1.2. Installing drivers during theWindows installation .............................................. 9410.2. Using the para-virtualized drivers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.9 guests ................ 10910.3. Using KVM para-virtualized drivers for existing devices ............................................. 11210.4. Using KVM para-virtualized drivers for new devices .................................................. 112
11. Network Configuration 121
11.1. Network Address Translation (NAT) with libvirt .......................................................... 12111.2. Disabling vhost-net .................................................................................................. 122

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