9.1 Installing the KVM Hypervisor and Tools

IMPORTANT:KVM requires a server that supports Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) with VT enabled.

The following instructions assume that you are installing OES 11 SP3 and the KVM hypervisor and tools on a SLES 11 SP4 server that you have previously installed. You can also install KVM at the same time as SLES.

For more information about KVM, see the Virtualization with KVM guide.

  1. To install KVM, on the SLES 11 SP4 server desktop click Computer > YaST > Virtualization > Install Hypervisor and Tools.

  2. Select KVM, click Accept > Install.

  3. Click Yes to install a network bridge.

    After the software installs and configures, you are prompted to restart the machine. To avoid an interruption, you can do this in Step 15.

  4. To install OES 11, under Software, click Add-on Products.

  5. On the Installed Add-On Products page, click Add.

  6. On the Media Type page, specify the type of your OES 11 installation media you are using and click Next and add the installation media.

    For more information, see Section 3.5, Specifying the Add-On Product Installation Information.

  7. On the Software Selections page, scroll down to the OES Services category.

    Only the following are supported on a VM host server:

    • Novell iPrint

    • Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

    • Novell Storage Management Services (SMS)

    • Novell Cluster Services (NCS)

    You can select any of these services that you want to be available on the host server, or you can leave all of the services deselected. In either case, the server will be configured as an OES server.

  8. If you selected any of the supported OES services, Novell Remote Manager (NRM) is also selected. Click the green check mark by NRM to deselect NRM and prevent it from being installed. NRM is not a supported OES service on a VM host server.

  9. Click Accept.

    OES 11 is installed.

  10. On the Configured LDAP Servers page, specify the tree name, admin name, and password for the eDirectory tree into which you are installing the host server.

    IMPORTANT:If you didn’t select any OES services, the Novell Open Enterprise Server Configuration page appears instead. In that case, the Configured LDAP Servers page is accessible via the LDAP Configuration for Open Enterprise Services link.

  11. Click Add and specify the IP address of a server in the tree that has eDirectory installed on it, then click Next.

  12. On the Novell Open Enterprise Server Configuration page, click Next.

  13. On the Installation Completed page, click Finish.

  14. On the Novell Customer Center page, select Registration Code and click Next. Register your OES 11 server.

    For more information, see Section 7.0, Updating (Patching) an OES 11 SP3 Server.

  15. Shut down, and then restart the server.

The server is now prepared to function as a KVM VM host server. For instructions on starting and running the server, see the Virtualization with KVM guide.