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1.2. Subscriptions

To install the Red Hat Virtualization Manager and hosts, your systems must be registered with the Content Delivery Network using Red Hat Subscription Management. This section outlines the entitlements and repositories required to set up a Red Hat Virtualization environment.

Important

Red Hat is transitioning the RHN-hosted interface into the Red Hat Subscription Management (RHSM) interfaces by July 31, 2017. If your current systems are registered to RHN Classic, see Migrating from RHN Classic to Red Hat Subscription Management (RHSM) for Red Hat Virtualization for instructions on how to migrate your systems to RHSM.

1.2.1. Required Entitlements and Repositories

The packages provided in the following repositories are required to install and configure a functioning Red Hat Virtualization environment. When one of these repositories is required to install a package, the steps required to enable the repository are provided in the appropriate location in the Installation Guide or Self-Hosted Engine Guide.

Table 1.1. Red Hat Virtualization Manager

Subscription Pool
Repository Name
Repository Label
Details
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
rhel-7-server-rpms
Provides the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
RHEL Server Supplementary
rhel-7-server-supplementary-rpms
Provides the virtio-win package, which provides the Windows VirtIO drivers for use in virtual machines.
Red Hat Virtualization
Red Hat Virtualization
rhel-7-server-rhv-4.1-rpms
Provides the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.
Red Hat Virtualization
Red Hat Virtualization Tools
rhel-7-server-rhv-4-tools-rpms
Provides dependencies for the the Red Hat Virtualization Manager that are common to all Red Hat Virtualization 4 releases.
Red Hat Virtualization
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
Provides the supported release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on which the Manager runs.

Table 1.2. Red Hat Virtualization Host

Subscription Pool
Repository Name
Repository Label
Details
Red Hat Virtualization
Red Hat Virtualization Host
rhel-7-server-rhvh-4-rpms
Provides the rhev-hypervisor7-ng-image-update package, which allows you to update the image installed on the host.

Table 1.3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Hosts

Subscription Pool
Repository Name
Repository Label
Details
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
rhel-7-server-rpms
Provides the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server.
Red Hat Virtualization
Red Hat Virtualization Management Agents (RPMs)
rhel-7-server-rhv-4-mgmt-agent-rpms
Provides the QEMU and KVM packages required for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 servers as virtualization hosts.

1.2.2. Optional Entitlements and Repositories

The packages provided in the following repositories are not required to install and configure a functioning Red Hat Virtualization environment. However, they are required to install packages that provide supporting functionality on virtual machines and client systems such as virtual machine resource monitoring. When one of these repositories is required to install a package, the steps required to enable the repository are provided in the appropriate location in the Installation Guide or Self-Hosted Engine Guide.