Install KVM on RHEL Server

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  1. klaus_1974

    klaus_1974 New Member

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    Hello,


    I want to install KVM in a RHEL 5.4 64bits. All I found pointed me to RHN, unfortunatelly my registration wih RHN expired (company policy).
    Is there any other way to install it?

    Thanks,

    Klaudio
  2. grim76

    grim76 Active Member Staff Writer

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    You are going to have to renew your support contract to make that happen. Either that or move to CentOS or Scientific Linux.
  3. Stefano Messicano

    Stefano Messicano New Member

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    You must install the following packages:
    kmod-kvm : kvm kernel module(s)
    kvm : Kernel-based Virtual Machine
    kvm-qemu-img : Qemu disk image utility
    kvm-tools : KVM debugging and diagnostics tools
    python-virtinst : Python modules and utilities for installing virtual machines
    virt-manager : Virtual Machine Manager (GUI app, to install and configure VMs)
    virt-viewer: Virtual Machine Viewer (another lightweight app to view VM console and/or install VMs)
    bridge-utils : Utilities for configuring the Linux Ethernet bridge (this is recommended for KVM networking)
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