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7.3. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with PXE

Procedure 7.3. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest with virt-manager
  1. Optional: Preparation

    Prepare the storage environment for the virtualized guest. For more information on preparing storage, refer to Part V, “Virtualization storage topics”.

    Note

    Various storage types may be used for storing virtualized guests. However, for a guest to be able to use migration features the guest must be created on networked storage.
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 requires at least 1GB of storage space. However, Red Hat recommends at least 5GB of storage space for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 installation and for the procedures in this guide.
  2. Open virt-manager and start the wizard

    Open virt-manager by executing the virt-manager command as root or opening Applications -> System Tools -> Virtual Machine Manager.
    The main virt-manager window
    Figure 7.14. The main virt-manager window

    Press the create new virtualized guest button (see figure Figure 7.15, “The create new virtualized guest button”) to start the new virtualized guest wizard.
    The create new virtualized guest button
    Figure 7.15. The create new virtualized guest button

    The Create a new virtual machine window opens.
  3. Name the virtualized guest

    Guest names can contain letters, numbers and the following characters: '_', '.' and '-'. Guest names must be unique for migration.
    Choose the installation method from the list of radio buttons.
    The Create a new virtual machine window - Step 1
    Figure 7.16. The Create a new virtual machine window - Step 1

    Press Forward to continue.

 
 
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