Getting Started with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Leverage powerful Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization solutions to build your own IaaS cloud

Getting Started with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

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Pradeep Subramanian

Leverage powerful Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization solutions to build your own IaaS cloud
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ISBN 139781782167402
Paperback178 pages

Book Description

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform is an enterprise grade, centralized management and hypervisor for server and desktop virtualization. It's a complete virtualization management solution providing fully integrated management of your virtual infrastructures. The RHEV Platform components work seamlessly together to build your open private Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud.

Develop a thorough understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization through this step-by-step guide. Covering invaluable information right from the initial setup to the configuration of the infrastructure, you will learn to create and manage your own virtual machine as well as master the centralized management interface for virtualized machine snapshots.

Through simple, hands-on tutorials, this book guides you through implementing and managing a virtualization infrastructure to run your mission critical enterprise workloads.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
The virtualization overview
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Features of RHEV
Supported virtual machine operating systems
RHEV architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing RHEV Manager and Hypervisor Hosts
Environment mapping
Setting up the RHEL operating system for the manager
Installing the RHEV-Manager packages
Running the initial engine setup
RHEV reporting
Deploying RHEV Hypervisor
Summary
Chapter 3: Setting Up the RHEV Virtual Infrastructure
Configuring RHEV
Approving hypervisor hosts
Logical networks
Storage domains
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
Virtual machines
Creating Windows virtual machines
Virtual machine templates
Virtual machine snapshots
Summary
Chapter 5: Virtual Machine and Host High Availability
Virtual machine's live migration
Virtual machine's high availability
Cluster policies
Summary
Chapter 6: Advanced Storage and Networking Features
Shareable disks
Direct LUN mapping
Virtual disk resize
Storage live migration
VNIC QoS
Hot plugging devices
Summary
Chapter 7: Quota and User Management
An overview of user management
Introduction to Quota
Summary
Chapter 8: Managing a Virtualization Environment from the Command Line
Introduction to the CLI
Basic command-line examples
Summary
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting RHEV
RHEV Manager logs
RHEV Hypervisor hosts' logs
Guest agent and SPICE logs
The log collector utility
Maintaining an RHEV environment
Summary
Chapter 10: Setting Up iSCSI, NFS, and IdM Directory Services for RHEV
Setting up iSCSI for the data domain
Setting up NFS for the export domain
Installing and configuring Red Hat IdM
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install RHEV Manager and RHEV Hypervisor hosts
  • Set up RHEV virtual infrastructure components such as data centers, cluster, hosts, storage, and networks
  • Create and manage virtual machines, snapshots, and templates
  • Discover advanced storage, network features, and hotplug devices
  • Manage virtualization environments from the command line
  • Troubleshoot RHEV through logfiles
  • Set up basic storage and directory services for RHEV

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
The virtualization overview
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Features of RHEV
Supported virtual machine operating systems
RHEV architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing RHEV Manager and Hypervisor Hosts
Environment mapping
Setting up the RHEL operating system for the manager
Installing the RHEV-Manager packages
Running the initial engine setup
RHEV reporting
Deploying RHEV Hypervisor
Summary
Chapter 3: Setting Up the RHEV Virtual Infrastructure
Configuring RHEV
Approving hypervisor hosts
Logical networks
Storage domains
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
Virtual machines
Creating Windows virtual machines
Virtual machine templates
Virtual machine snapshots
Summary
Chapter 5: Virtual Machine and Host High Availability
Virtual machine's live migration
Virtual machine's high availability
Cluster policies
Summary
Chapter 6: Advanced Storage and Networking Features
Shareable disks
Direct LUN mapping
Virtual disk resize
Storage live migration
VNIC QoS
Hot plugging devices
Summary
Chapter 7: Quota and User Management
An overview of user management
Introduction to Quota
Summary
Chapter 8: Managing a Virtualization Environment from the Command Line
Introduction to the CLI
Basic command-line examples
Summary
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting RHEV
RHEV Manager logs
RHEV Hypervisor hosts' logs
Guest agent and SPICE logs
The log collector utility
Maintaining an RHEV environment
Summary
Chapter 10: Setting Up iSCSI, NFS, and IdM Directory Services for RHEV
Setting up iSCSI for the data domain
Setting up NFS for the export domain
Installing and configuring Red Hat IdM
Summary

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ISBN 139781782167402
Paperback178 pages
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