System Base Installation and prerequisits
Hardware requirements as defined by oVirt:
CPU: Dual-Core Memory: 4GB HDD: 25GB NIC: 1x 1Gbps
Operating-System: CentOS 7.0 Setting up the system as a standalone SSH-Server. No other tools required. During setup, make sure to set a FQDN of the type: host.domain.com (multiple subdomains may be fine)
After the installation disable firewalld and update the server. SELinux may be turned off, but this isn't required
- > yum install http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/yum-repo/ovirt-release41.rpm (current release as of 2017-04-18)
Install the engine
- > yum install ovirt-engine
Setup the engine:
- > engine-setup
Answer all questions with the defaults, except for the firewall-configuration, choose "no".
Format each datastore (here: /dev/sdb1)
- > mkfs.xfs -L datastore01 /dev/sdb1
- > mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
- > chmod 0755 /mnt/tmp
- > chown 36:36 /mnt/tmp
- > umount /mnt/tmp
Configuring oVirt via Web
Navigate your browser to your host via FQDN (IP doesn't work)
Under Hosts add your host via "new host" and provide name, ip (or fqdn) and root-password to the wizard.
Under Storage add your local-storage device as POSIX-storage. Specify the block-device.