IRC channel for RHEV chat and un-official support

May 28, 2010 at 11:35 am (linux, TechTips, Uncategorized) (, )

Do you work with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization or interested in it?

Why not head on over to the unofficial IRC channel for all things RHEV?

There’s a great group of people hanging out there that can try to offer assistance and great insights.

We can be found at: chat.freenode.net  #rhev

Hope to see you there!

NOTE: This IRC channel is in no way officially related to Red Hat, Inc.

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Which Remote Access Cards are supported by RHEV.

May 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Here is a handy matrix I found, that shows which Remote Access Card interfaces are supported by RHEL and RHEV

http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-30003

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Trying to configure Power Management on RHEV?

May 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Are you trying to configure Power Management on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization? Does the test keep failing?

Leave the Port menu box empty. The port box is only used with IBM Blade Center.
Here is the KB article that describes this:
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-23648

Another KB matrix on fencing:

http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-30004

Tip:

When using drac6 RAC interface, select: ipmilan.

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P2V Conversion when using KVM.

May 11, 2010 at 10:10 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

I found this great little article on how to do a P2V conversion when using KVM.

http://blog.khax.net/2009/02/08/windows-xp-p2v-conversion-with-kvm/

This will be very useful to me, as I will likely begin using KVM via Red Hat’s new virtualization product. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV).

One of the great ideas in this article is to make a image of the source machine using Clonezilla. How did I forget about this great tool?

-Create image of source P machine using Clonezilla.
-Transfer image to new Virtual Disk. This is the interesting part. RHEV uses standard LVM on it’s LUNS. There are many possibilities to copy the system image onto the target LUN.
-Boot new virtual machine and install VirtIO, etc drivers from RedHat.

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