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How to install OpenVZ with yum

OpenVZ logoOpenVZ is a free and open source virtualization solution for Linux. Here is an easy guide to installing OpenVZ on Redhat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Fedora.

Note: It is recommended that you use an ext2 or ext3 file system if you want per-container disk quota.

1. Add the OpenVZ YUM repository:

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget http://download.openvz.org/openvz.repo
# rpm --import http://download.openvz.org/RPM-GPG-Key-OpenVZ

2. Find out which kernel version you need and install it:

# yum install ovzkernel[-flavor]

3. Change the new GRUB bootloader lines created when you installed the kernel to look something like this in /boot/grub/grub.conf:

title OpenVZ (2.6.8-022stab029.1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-022stab029.1 ro root=/dev/sda5
initrd /initrd-2.6.8-022stab029.1.img

That’s it! You now have OpenVZ installed. Visit the OpenVZ wiki for more information about configuring your new installation.

Source: OpenVZ Quick Installation

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