Quick installation

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This document briefly describes the steps needed to install Virtuozzo Linux distribution on your machine. Take a look on Quick installation of legacy OpenVZ if you want to install current (stable) version of OpenVZ.

There are a few ways to install Virtuozzo:

Bare-metal installation

OpenVZ project builds its own Linux distribution with both hypervisor and container virtualization.

It is based on CloudLinux distribution, with the additions of our custom kernel, OpenVZ management utilities, QEMU and Virtuozzo installer. It is highly recommended to use OpenVZ containers and virtual machines with this Virtuozzo installation image. See Virtuozzo. Download installation ISO image.

Setup on pre-installed Linux distribution

Alternatively, one can install OpenVZ on a pre-installed RPM based Linux distribution.

Supported Linux distributions: Cloud Linux 7.*, CentOS 7.*, Scientific Linux 7.* etc

Follow step-by-step instruction below:

Package virtuozzo-release will bring meta information and Yum repositories:

  yum localinstall http://download.openvz.org/virtuozzo/releases/7.0/x86_64/os/Packages/v/virtuozzo-release-7.0.0-10.vz7.x86_64.rpm

Then install mandatory Virtuozzo RPM packages:

  yum install -y prlctl prl-disp-service vzkernel

See OpenVZ Packages available in various Linux distributions.

Using OpenVZ

OpenVZ is now set up on your machine. Follow on to basic operations in Virtuozzo environment document.