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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6

Virtual Machine Management Guide

Managing Virtual Machines in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Documentation Team

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This guide describes the installation, configuration, and administration of virtual machines in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
1. Introduction
1.1. Audience
1.2. Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems
1.3. Virtual Machine Performance Parameters
1.4. Installing Supporting Components
2. Installing Linux Virtual Machines
2.1. Creating a Linux Virtual Machine
2.2. Starting the Virtual Machine
2.3. Subscribing to the Required Entitlements
2.4. Installing Guest Agents and Drivers
3. Installing Windows Virtual Machines
3.1. Creating a Windows Virtual Machine
3.2. Starting the Virtual Machine Using the Run Once Option
3.3. Installing Guest Agents and Drivers
4. Additional Configuration
4.1. Configuring Single Sign-On for Virtual Machines
4.2. Configuring USB Devices
4.3. Configuring Multiple Monitors
4.4. Configuring Console Options
4.5. Configuring a Watchdog
4.6. Configuring Virtual NUMA
4.7. Configuring Red Hat Satellite Errata Management for a Virtual Machine
5. Editing Virtual Machines
5.1. Editing Virtual Machine Properties
5.2. Network Interfaces
5.3. Virtual Disks
5.4. Hot Plugging Virtual Memory
5.5. Hot Plugging Virtual CPUs
5.6. Pinning a Virtual Machine to Multiple Hosts
5.7. Changing the CD for a Virtual Machine
5.8. Smart Card Authentication
6. Administrative Tasks
6.1. Shutting Down a Virtual Machine
6.2. Suspending a Virtual Machine
6.3. Rebooting a Virtual Machine
6.4. Removing a Virtual Machine
6.5. Cloning a Virtual Machine
6.6. Updating Virtual Machine Guest Agents and Drivers
6.7. Viewing Red Hat Satellite Errata for a Virtual Machine
6.8. Virtual Machines and Permissions
6.9. Snapshots
6.10. Host Devices
6.11. Affinity Groups
6.12. Exporting and Importing Virtual Machines and Templates
6.13. Migrating Virtual Machines Between Hosts
6.14. Improving Uptime with Virtual Machine High Availability
6.15. Other Virtual Machine Tasks
7. Templates
7.1. Sealing Virtual Machines in Preparation for Deployment as Templates
7.2. Creating a Template
7.3. Editing a Template
7.4. Deleting a Template
7.5. Exporting Templates
7.6. Importing Templates
7.7. Templates and Permissions
7.8. Using Cloud-Init to Automate the Configuration of Virtual Machines
7.9. Creating a Virtual Machine Based on a Template
7.10. Creating a Cloned Virtual Machine Based on a Template
A. Reference: Settings in Administration Portal and User Portal Windows
A.1. Explanation of Settings in the New Virtual Machine and Edit Virtual Machine Windows
A.2. Explanation of Settings in the New Network Interface and Edit Network Interface Windows
A.3. Explanation of Settings in the New Virtual Disk and Edit Virtual Disk Windows
A.4. Explanation of Settings in the New Template and Edit Template Windows
A.5. Explanation of Settings in the Run Once Window
B. Revision History