Guided Setup for Red Hat Virtualization

Updated

The Virtualization guided setup guides you through creating a server plan, adding a hypervisor, and adding a VM group.

Before You Begin

  • Complete the Core Setup Wizard.

  • Review the information in Red Hat Virtualization: System Requirements.

  • Obtain the following information from your Red Hat administrator:

    • Host name for the RHEV Manager host.

    • Admin user credentials for the RHEV Manager host.

  • Install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on a dedicated virtual machine (proxy) on each Red Hat cluster. You can install the VSA on other virtual machines to create one or more additional proxies on any cluster.

    At least one machine must have the VSA installed. For more information, see VSA Proxies and File Recovery Enablers for Linux.

Procedure

  1. If the setup page is not displayed, from the navigation pane, click Guided setup.

  2. After you complete the core setup, on the Protect tab, click the Virtualization tile.

  3. On the Create server backup plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules. For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

    If you configured a server backup plan as part of the Core Setup, the wizard skips this page.

  4. Click Save.

    The Add hypervisor page appears.

  5. Provide the following information:

    1. Select vendor: Select Red Hat Virtualization.

    2. Hypervisor name: Enter a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

    3. Enter host or account information:

      • RHEV Manager: Enter the host name for the RHEV Manager host.

      • Username and Password: Enter credentials for a user account with administrative privileges on the RHEV Manager.

    4. Access node: Select a virtual machine in the same data center.

  6. Click Save.

  7. On the Add VM group page, type a descriptive name to identify the VM group, and then select virtual machines to be protected.

  8. Click Save.

  9. To finish, choose one of the following options:

    • Click Back up Now to perform an immediate backup of the virtual machines in the VM group (without requiring confirmation).

      The Job details page appears and displays job status information.

    • Click Do it later to go to the hypervisor page without performing a backup.