How To Installing CloudBolt on RedHat 7


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


  • 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


Step 1 Copy the CloudBolt Installer and script to your RHEL server.

Step 2 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 -

Step 3 Run the script with the path to the CloudBolt Installer .tgzfile 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 file a ticket at to resolve the issue.

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