Oracle® Linux Virtualization Manager

Getting Started Guide

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June 2020

Table of Contents

About this document
Requirements and Scalability Limits
Engine Host Requirements
KVM Host Requirements
Firewall Requirements
Engine Host Firewall Requirements
Remote Component Firewall Requirements
KVM Host Firewall Requirements
Storage Requirements
Scalability Limits
Guest Operating System Requirements
Installation and Configuration
Installing the Engine
Configuring the Engine
Engine Configuration Options
Logging in to the Administration Portal
Configuring a KVM Host
Preparing a KVM Host
Adding a KVM Host
Quick Start
Before You Begin
Adding a KVM Host to the Manager
Adding Storage
Attaching an iSCSI Data Domain
Uploading Images to the Data Domain
Creating a Logical Network
Creating a Virtual Machine Network
Assigning the Virtual Machine Network to a KVM Host
Creating a New Virtual Machine
Creating a New Oracle Linux Virtual Machine
Creating a New Microsoft Windows Virtual Machine
Creating a Template
Sealing an Oracle Linux Virtual Machine for Use as a Template
Creating an Oracle Linux Template
Creating a Cloud-Init Enabled Template
Creating a Virtual Machine from a Template
Creating an Oracle Linux Virtual Machine from a Template
Backing Up and Restoring the Manager
Backing Up the Manager
Restoring a Full Backup of the Manager
Upgrade Path
Upgrading the Engine
Upgrading KVM Hosts
Post-Upgrade Data Center and Cluster Compatibility Versions
About Compatibility Versions
Changing Cluster and Data Center Compatibility Versions
Self-Hosted Engine Deployment
Self-Hosted Engine Prerequisites
Deploying the Self-Hosted Engine
Using the Command Line to Deploy
Using the Cockpit Portal to Deploy
Enabling High-Availability
Configuring a Highly Available Host
Installing Additional Self-Hosted Engine Hosts
Cleaning up the Deployment
Deploying GlusterFS Storage
Deploying GlusterFS Storage Using Cockpit
Creating a GlusterFS Storage Domain Using the Manager