Provisioning the Red Hat Xen hypervisor

You can install the Red Hat Xen hypervisor when you provision the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system to a target server.

You install the Xen hypervisor by selecting it as an operating system component when you create a system package for Red Hat Linux version 5.3 or later. There is no support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a Xen host. The Xen hypervisor uses the kernel-xen hypervisor. 

Before you begin

Set up and configure the data store for Red Hat Linux provisioning.

To install the Red Hat Xen hypervisor

  1. Configure the Red Hat system package type.
  2. Create a RHL 5 system package and select Red Hat as the system package type.
  3. Define the settings for the system package:
    1. Define these settings as you normally would for a Linux system package: Pre-Install Script, Disk Partition, Basic Config, Computer Settings, Network, KickStart, Post-Install Configuration, and Local Properties. For information, see Defining settings for Red Hat Linux servers
    2. On the OS Components tab, in the Virtualization section, select Xen. Then select other components as you normally would for a Red Hat system package.
  4. Create and execute the Provision Job. See Creating a Provision Job.
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