Configure RHEL7/Centos 7 as a Virtualization Host

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This is a fresh install of RHEL 7.5

First install the packages as shown below.


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yum install qemu-kvm libvirt

Now install the additional recommened virtualization packages


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# yum install virt-install libvirt-python virt-manager virt-install libvirt-client 

Now restart libvirtd


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# systemctl restart libvirtd

 
Now you should be able to launch virt-manager from your remote machine and add a connection to your new virtualization host.

Special note. Make sure that you disable NetworkManager


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# systemctl stop NetworkManager
# systemctl disable NetworkManager
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