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How to create a Datacenter and Cluster on RHEV-M ?

Redhat Provides the wonderful administrative portal to manage the Redhat Enterprise virtualization environment. Redhat enterprise virtualization Manager is responsible to provide the administrative portal, user portal and reports portal. Its also manage the virtual objects and maintains the inventory on its own database. It performs the similar operations like VMware vCenter server or Oracle VM Manager if we compare to other hypervisor vendors(On their respective virtualization products). In this article ,we will see how to build the new virtual datacenter ,configuring the cluster and adding the new host to the cluster.

Accessing the RHEV-M portal

1. Access the Redhat Enterprise virtualization Manager in browser.

RHEV-M Home Page
RHEV-M Home Page

2.Click on the “Administration Portal” and login using “admin” user. (RHEV-M password)

Administrative portal
Administrative portal

3.Here is the home screen of RHEV-M administrative login.

Administrative portal - Home page
Administrative portal – Home page

Creating the Virtual Datacenter:

4.Click on “new” From datacenter tab to create a new virtual datacenter.

Creating the DC
Creating the DC

5.Automatically “Guide Me” window popups to guide with the next task to setup the environment,

DC GUIDE
DC GUIDE

Configuring the Cluster 

6.Click on the “Configure Cluster”. Enter the cluster name and other information according to your environment  and click OK to create the new cluster. Do not select “Enable Gluster Service” since this option is not applicable for hypervisors”

Creating the cluster
Creating the cluster

7. The DC guide popups and showing the next task to do .

DC Guide
DC Guide

Configuring the Host (Adding the hypervisor host to RHEV-M)

8.In the RHEV-H , Navigate to the oVirt-Engine tab and provide the RHEV-M IP address and Register it .

RHEVH host configuration
RHEVH host configuration

9. Click on Configure Host in the RHEV-M browser. (Step 7). Enter the hostname , IP address and port details. In the Authentication Tab, Provide the root password .In the advanced tab, click on fetch to  get the fingerprint.Click “OK” to add the host.

Adding the RHEV-H to RHEV-M
Adding the RHEV-H to RHEV-M

You can simply “cancel” the power management configuration  if you are not going to use it .

power Management
power Management

10. RHEV-M is installing the necessary packages on RHEV-H.

Installing packages on RHEV-H
Installing packages on RHEV-H

11.You can see that Redhat Enterprise virtualization  hypervisor is successfully added to the RHEV-Manager.

RHEV-H is ready
RHEV-H is ready

We have successfully created the datacenter , cluster and added the Redhat hypervisor to the created cluster environment.

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