HOWTO: Installing CloudBolt on RedHat 7

This article describes how to convert a RedHat Enterprise Linux server into a CloudBolt Appliance.


You will need the following:

  • A RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 Server attached to your RedHat subscription and repos.

    • The server should be RHEL 7.6.
      • Other RHEL 7 versions may work.
    • The RHEL VM should meet these system requirements:
      • Hosted on vCenter 5.0+ or XenServer 6+
      • 2+ CPUs
      • 8+ GB memory
      • 40+ GB storage (the initial VM will use ~2GB if thin provisioned, ~40GB if thick provisioned)
    • The server should be attached to your RedHat account and subscribed to the following repos or an equivalent subscription:
      • rhel-7-server-extras-rpms
      • rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
      • rhel-7-server-rpms
    • This should be a single-use VM. CloudBolt is not intended to run on a shared VM.
  • Download a copy of the CloudBolt 9.4+ Installer.

  • Download a copy of the CloudBolt RHEL Setup Script

 Installation Steps

Copy the CloudBolt Installer and script to your RHEL server.

SSH into the CloudBolt server and escalate your privileges to be the root user.

In this example, the soon-to-be CloudBolt server has the IP

[user@your-workstation]$ ssh user@
[user@]$ sudo su -

Next, run the script with the path to the CloudBolt Installer .tgz file as the only argument.

[root@]# sh cloudbolt_installer_VERSION.tgz

This will unpack the installer and begin the installation process.

If the installation is successful you should see the following message at the end of the installer:

CloudBolt installer successfully finished!
verbose log saved to: /var/log/cloudbolt/install/install_200601.1620.log
Please Reboot the VM and then visit to finish setting up your CloudBolt appliance.


If the installation fails, please reach out to a support engineer to resolve the issue.

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  • 1
    Lars Bjerke

    Does not appear to utilize the RH repository:

    • rhel-7-server-extras-rpms

    Installing on top of a minimal RH 7.6 installation; the two repositories it pulled RPMs from were:

    • rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
    • rhel-7-server-rpms



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