In this blog we are discussing about RHV 4.0 Installation and administration topics. RHV 4.0 is the RedHat Enterprise Virtualization solution, which is based on oVirt project [open-source Virtualization project]. It is an enterprise-grade server and desktop virtualization platform built on Red  Hat  Enterprise  Linux  that  offering  infrastructure  which  is  optimized  for  server  and  desktop virtualization.

RHV has two main components: RHV-H and RHV-M. Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor (RHV-H) is a full-featured  virtualization  platform  built  from  only  a  subset  of  RHEL  components  plus  the  Kernel Based Virtual Machine (KVM) which is used as a resource pool for RHV.

Red  Hat  Virtualization  Management  (RHV-M)  is  a  virtual  management  console  built  on  Red  Hat Enterprise  Linux  (RHEL).  It  interacts  with  individual  RHV-H  nodes  using  the  Virtual  Desktop  Server Manager  (VDSM).  A  VDSM  agent  is  running  on  each  of  the  RHV-H  nodes.

RHV-M  allows administrators to manage multiple data centres and their network, compute and storage resources. In  addition,  RHV-M  provides  a  central  repository  for  storing  virtual  machines,  disks,  images  and virtual machine snapshots.


  • Four PC’s. 1 PC for RHV Management Server, 1 PC for Util server to handle specific services and two hypervisors servers  (RAM >= 4 B)
  • Redhat RHV Active trail subscription to download packages and installed via offline.

System Deployment Architecture:-

will be updated soon!!!!

System Requirements:

RHV Management :- RHEL 7.X Operating System and RAM  >= 8GB

UTIL Server :- CentOS 7.X operating System  and RAM >= 2GB

Hypervisors :- RHVH-4.x and RAM >=4GB

1) Download the RHV 4 Latest Packages on Management Server. Hope you have installed RHEL 7 OS.

1.1 Activate the subscription . I hope RHV 4 was subscribed in the Redhat UI.

#Activate the subscription in the UI by browsing following site, accept 
terms and conditions.
#active the subscription:
subscription-manager register#//it will ask the Red Hat Channel user name 
and password to type//
#subscription-manager list --available
#subscription-manager attach --pool=   #//pool id can be get from 
previous command output//#
#Once System registered, enable the repos 
yum repolist all
subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms
subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-supplementary-rpms
subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4.0-rpms
subscription-manager repos --enable=jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
#Download below script and run it in background:
./ &&

rhevm-offline-install-4_0_4 :- This is the script file attached as PDF format, renamed to .sh file when execute.  The user name and password to be updated in the script file.