[Users] Newbie question - trying to install openvz
dowdle at montanalinux.org
Thu Mar 24 01:44:19 EDT 2011
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> I now need to do some benchmarking for which I need to install
> OpenVZ. The HostOS that I have is RHEL5.3 64-bit.
RHEL 5.3? 5.6 is the current version in the 5 series. You might want to consider upgrading.
> As a first step, I am planning to install the base OS on a fresh
> hardware and create a /vz partition. I believe that is the only
> pre-req for working with OpenVZ - right?
That isn't strictly required but it is recommended.
There is a fine Quick Install guide (http://wiki.openvz.org/Quick_installation) that you can find on the front page of the openvz.org site. There is also a HOWTO page on the CentOS wiki (http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Virtualization/OpenVZ). The Users Guide (http://download.openvz.org/doc/OpenVZ-Users-Guide.pdf) is a bit dated but good too.
The installation is actually quite easy.
Make sure SELinux is off.
Add the openvz repo.
Install the ovzkernel.
Reboot to the ovzkernel.
Install the vzctl and vzquota.
Download some OS Templates to /vz/template/cache/.
Create some containers.
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