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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook by William Leemans

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Installing and configuring a KVM

This recipe covers the installing of virtualization tools and packages on RHEL 7.

By default, a RHEL 7 system doesn't come with a KVM or libvirt preinstalled. This can be installed in three ways:

  • Through the graphical setup during the system's setup
  • Via a kickstart installation
  • Through a manual installation from the command line

For this recipe, you should know how to install packages using yum, and your system should be configured to have access to the default RHEL 7 repository (refer to Chapter 8, Yum and Repositories, for more information), which is required for the packages that we will use.

Alternatively, you could install packages from the installation media using rpm, but you'll need to figure out the dependencies ...

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