CentOS Linux Virtualization

Ovirt v4.3.10 on CentOS 7

Edit: 6/29/2020 – Make sure you check out the updated install guide if spinning up a new Ovirt cluster.

Now that we’ve got our NFS storage all configured and ready to go from the previous post; let’s install Ovirt 4.3.10 on CentOS 7. I’ll be using the self hosted engine install option and of course NFS as our storage domain provider.

As always we are starting with the latest updates for our base OS, CentOS 7 in this case. I’ll detail the CentOS 8 install in an upcoming blog post soon. It’s very much the same process with minor changes.

sudo yum update -y && sudo yum install -y screen

To install Ovirt we need to setup the repository to install it and all of it’s dependencies.

sudo yum localinstall -y

Now that we have the repo, we need we can continue with our installing the hosted engine setup tool.

sudo yum install -y ovirt-hosted-engine-setup

Before continuing I recommend you picking a static IP to assign to your Ovirt manager VM and pointing your hostname for that VM to the IP before running the installation process..

Once you have that all squared away you are free to begin the deployment process.

sudo hosted-engine --deploy

Follow along and answer all the question prompts. It will take the install process awhile depending on hardware specs.

Once the Ovirt manager VM is successfully deployed it will ask you for the storage domain you would like to use. Enter your storage of choice, again we are using NFS in this example.

When finished you may login to your cluster at the hostname you configured for the Ovirt manager VM.

Happy virtualizing!