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Red Hat Virtualization Providers

To use a Red Hat Virtualization provider, add it to the appliance and authenticate its hosts. You can also configure capacity and utilization data collection to help track usage and find common issues.

Enabling Red Hat Virtualization Capacity and Utilization Data Collection

Configure the following to collect capacity and utilization data from a Red Hat Virtualization provider:

  • In ManageIQ, enable the capacity and utilization server roles from the settings menu, in menu:Configuration[Server> Server Control]. For more information on capacity and utilization collection, see Assigning the Capacity and Utilization Server Roles in the Deployment Planning Guide.

  • For information on selecting clusters and datastores used to collect data, see Capacity and Utilization Data Collected in the General Configuration Guide.

  • In your Red Hat Virtualization environment, install the Data Warehouse and Reports components, and create a ManageIQ user in the Data Warehouse database:

Adding a Red Hat Virtualization Provider

After initial installation and creation of a ManageIQ environment, add a Red Hat Virtualization provider to the appliance.

  1. Browse to menu: Compute > Infrastructure > Providers.

  2. Click Configuration, then click Add a New Infrastructure Provider Add a New Infrastructure Provider.

  3. Select Red Hat Virtualization from the Type list.

  4. Enter a Name for the provider.

  5. Select the appropriate Zone for the provider. If you do not specify a zone, it is set to default.

  6. Under Endpoints in the Default tab, configure the following:

    • Enter the Hostname or IPv4 or IPv6 address of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.

      Important:

      The Hostname must be a unique fully qualified domain name.

    • Select Verify or Do not verify for SSL Verification to specify whether to authenticate securely to the provider using SSL.

      • If you select Verify for SSL Verification, you can either paste a custom certificate in the Trusted CA Certificates field in PEM format, or leave the Trusted CA Certificates field empty if your Red Hat Virtualization provider has a trusted Certificate Authority.
    • Enter the API Port if your provider uses a non-standard port for access.

    • Provide the login credentials for the Red Hat Virtualization administrative user:

      • Enter the user name (formatted as admin@internal) in the Username field.

      • Enter the password in the Password field.

      • Click Validate to confirm ManageIQ can connect to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.

  7. Under Endpoints in the Metrics tab, you can configure capacity and utilization metrics collection by providing login credentials for the ManageIQ user of the Red Hat Virtualization Data Warehouse database. You can also configure this later by editing the provider. Configure the following in the Metrics tab:

    Important

    To collect capacity and utilization data from a Red Hat Virtualization provider, the capacity and utilization server roles must be enabled in ManageIQ. The Red Hat Virtualization environment must also contain the Data Warehouse and Reports components and a ManageIQ user. Specific clusters, hosts, and datastores can also be configured for collection. See Enabling Red Hat Virtualization Capacity and Utilization Data Collection for configuration details.

    • Enter the database hostname or IPv4 or IPv6 address in Hostname.

    • Enter the API Port if your provider uses a non-standard port for access.

    • Enter the database user name in the Username field.

    • Enter the user password in the Password field.

    • Enter the Database Name.

    • Click Validate to confirm ManageIQ can connect to the database.

  8. Click Add to finish adding the Red Hat Virtualization provider.

Authenticating Red Hat Virtualization Hosts

After adding a Red Hat Virtualization infrastructure provider, you must authenticate its hosts to enable full functionality.

  1. Browse to menu: Compute > Infrastructure > Providers.

  2. Click on a provider to display its summary screen.

  3. On the summary screen, click Hosts in the Relationships information box to display the hosts on that provider.

  4. Select the hosts to authenticate. You can select all hosts using the Check All option.

  5. Click Configuration.

  6. Click Edit this item (Edit this item).

  7. In the Credentials area, enter credentials for the following, as required:

    1. Default: This field is mandatory. Users should have privileged access such as, root or administrator.

    2. Remote Login: Credentials for this field are required if SSH login is disabled for the Default account.

    3. Web Services: This tab is used for access to Web Services in Red Hat Virtualization.

    4. IPMI: This tab is used for access to IPMI.

  8. Click Validate.

  9. If editing multiple hosts:

    1. Select a host from the Select Host to validate against list.

    2. If required, enter credentials for Remote Login, Web Services, and IPMI in their respective tabs; click Validate.

    3. Select another host to validate each of these credentials against.

  10. Click Add.