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How-to: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6/7 and CentOS 6/7 Prep for Run in GCP/AWS/Azure

Overview

A Red Hat Linux VM will require certain adaptation done in order to run in GCP, AWS, Azure using Velostrata.

Specifically, GCP, AWS and Azure are based on a different hypervisor platform which results different configuration, for instance - networking. In addition, when using Velostrata, the virtual machines are booting using the Velostrata Cloud Edge virtual appliance as their storage target and not a local virtual disk and this will be configured on-the-fly.

Installation Steps

There are two ways to install the Velostrata RPM package:

  • Download and install the prerequisites, and then install the velostrata-prep RPM
  • Install the velostrata-prep RPM using yum. This automatically fetches and installs the required pre-requisites.
  1. Log in to the workload VM.
  2. Download the latest velostrata-prep RPM from: http://tiny.cc/velos-v3-rhel6
  3. Check for the list of prerequisites by running:
rpm -qpR velostrata-prep-VERSION.redhat.x86_64.rpm

 


 

For example

 

rpm -qpR velostrata-prep-1.8-12.redhat.x86_64.rpm

 


  1. Download and install the prerequisites.
  2. Install the velostrata-prep RPM.
rpm -Uvh velostrata-prep-VERSION.redhat.x86_64.rpm

For example

rpm -Uvh velostrata-prep-1.8-12.redhat.x86_64.rpm

-or-

  1. Log in to the workload VM.
  2. Download the latest velostrata-prep RPM from: http://tiny.cc/velos-v3-rhel6
  3. Install the velostrata-prep RPM (velostrata-prep-VERSION.redhat.x86_64.rpm) using yum. This automatically fetches and installs the required pre-requisites. 

NOTE: No reboot is required.

NOTE: If the installation is unsuccessful or if there are any warnings, ensure that you address them prior to executing the run-in-cloud operation.