How to install standalone oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

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There are two common ways to install oVirt Engine, one is Self-hosted engine Another way is single vision Instance. The independent Engine installation method is manual and highly customizable. This means that you can run oVirt Engine in other virtualization platforms (such as VMware) or as a physical server. We will use the same local server for the Engine database and the Data Warehouse database for automated installation.

oVirt Engine is a service that provides a graphical user interface and REST API to manage resources in the environment.

Install standalone oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

You must install an Enterprise Linux machine-this can be CentOS or RHEL with oVirt Engine. Configuration script (Engine settings) Can simplify the installation and configuration of oVirt Engine components. After the engine is started, you can add hosts and storage after the engine is running. High availability of virtual machines requires at least two hosts.

Set minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU:4 Nuclear
  • memory: 16 GB of system RAM.
  • hard disk: 50 GB of local writable disk space.
  • Network Interface: 1 network interface card (NIC) with a bandwidth of at least 1 Gbps.

Step 1: Enable oVirt 4.4 and PostgreSQL repository

Update your server to ensure that the latest packages are extracted.

sudo dnf -y update

Add the oVirt repository to CentOS 8.

sudo yum -y install https://resources.ovirt.org/pub/yum-repo/ovirt-release44.rpm

Enable the javapackages-tools module:

sudo yum module -y enable javapackages-tools

Enable the pki-deps module:

sudo yum module -y enable pki-deps

Enable version 12 of the postgresql module:

sudo yum module -y enable postgresql:12

Step 2: Install and configure oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

Update all packages in your CentOS 8 server.

sudo yum -y update

Install the ovirt-engine package and dependencies:

sudo yum -y install vim tmux ovirt-engine

Start a new tmux session to perform the installation. This will prevent the configuration from terminating in the event of network problems.

$ tmux

Run the engine-setup command to start configuring oVirt Engine:

$ sudo engine-setup

Press Enter to configure the engine on this machine:

Configure Engine on this host (Yes, No) [Yes]:

Follow other prompts to complete the oVirt Engine configuration on CentOS 8 computers.

How to install standalone oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

Confirm verification.

How to install standalone oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

If the installation is successful, you should get a print of the access URL for the management console and Grafana monitoring dashboard.

How to install standalone oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

Use the given web access URL and the password configured for the administrator user.

How to install standalone oVirt Engine on CentOS 8

In our next article, we will introduce how to add a virtualization host to the oVirt Engine dashboard.

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