Before You Begin

Before you begin the quick start tasks, you should be familiar with the concepts that are presented in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager: Architecture and Planning Guide and ensure the following prerequisites are met.

  • The procedures in this section assume that you have installed and configured Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager in your environment. For more information, refer to Installation and Configuration.

  • For tasks that must be completed in the Manager, the procedures in this guide assume that you are logged in to the Administration Portal.

  • Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager creates a default data center and cluster during installation. For the purpose of this example scenario, the default data center and cluster are used. For the procedures to create new data centers or a new clusters, refer to Clusters in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager: Administration Guide.

  • For Adding a KVM Host to the Manager, you must have access to a host that you can add to your virtualization environment.

  • For Adding Storage, an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) storage device is used for the example scenario. If you do not have access to an iSCSI device, refer to Storage in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager: Administration Guide for the procedures for adding other storage types to your virtualization environment.

  • For Uploading Images to the Data Domain, the ovirt-engine certificate must be registered as a valid CA in the browser to connect to the ovirt-imageio-proxy service.

  • For Creating a New Virtual Machine:

    • The procedures for creating Oracle Linux and Microsoft Windows virtual machines assume that you have added the ISO images to the data domain on the storage device used in Adding Storage.

    • To use the console, you must install the Remote Viewer application. This application provides users with a graphical console for connecting to virtual machines.

      1. Install the virt-viewer package.

        # yum install virt-viewer
      2. Restart your browser for the changes to effect in the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.