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Chapter 6. Virtualized guest installation overview

After you have installed the virtualization packages on the host system you can create guest operating systems. This chapter describes the general processes for installing guest operating systems on virtual machines. You can create guests using the New button in virt-manager or use the command line interface virt-install. Both methods are covered by this chapter.
Detailed installation instructions are available for specific versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, other Linux distributions, Solaris and Windows. Refer to the relevant procedure for you guest operating system:

6.1. Virtualized guest prerequisites and considerations

Various factors should be considered before creating any virtualized guests. Factors include:
  • Performance
  • Input/output requirements and types of input/output.
  • Storage.
  • Networking and network infrastructure.
  • Guest load and usage for processor and memory resources.

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