RHEV 3.4 – Explanation of Settings in the New Data Center and Edit Data Center Windows

The table below describes the settings of a data center as displayed in the New Data Center and Edit Data Center windows. Invalid entries are outlined in orange when you click OK, prohibiting the changes being accepted. In addition, field prompts indicate the expected values or range of values.

Figure 1: RHEVM Portal –


Figure 2: RHEVM – Adding New Data Centre


Details on each items

The name of the data center. This text field has a 40-character limit and must be a unique name with any combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores.
The description of the data center. This field is recommended but not mandatory.
The storage type. Choose one of the following:
  • Shared
  • Local
The type of data domain dictates the type of the data center and cannot be changed after creation without significant disruption. Multiple types of storage domains (iSCSI, NFS, FC, POSIX, and Gluster) can be added to the same data center, though local and shared domains cannot be mixed.
Compatibility Version
The version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Choose one of the following:
  • 3.0
  • 3.1
  • 3.2
  • 3.3
  • 3.4

After upgrading the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, the hosts, clusters and data centers may still be in the earlier version. Ensure that you have upgraded all the hosts, then the clusters, before you upgrade the Compatibility Level of the data center.

Quota Mode
Quota is a resource limitation tool provided with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Choose one of:

  • Disabled: Select if you do not want to implement Quota
  • Audit: Select if you want to edit the Quota settings
  • Enforced: Select to implement Quota